Life Cycle

Whenever you go away,
however brief your stay,
on your return you’re sure to find
the houseplants are dry,
the garden’s run wild,
it’s simply amazing
how the washing has piled
and dust has settled everywhere.
You rush around until you are tired
and there is no doubt in your mind
that what you need is a holiday,
but,
you know,
however brief your stay,
on your return you’re sure to find…

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Council contractors ripped up the road,
blew billowing clouds of dust
and specs of sticky tar
all over the cars on our drive,
and what’s more — it doesn’t wash off!

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