Can’ts and Ants

I can’t be a slob,
my desk is too small.
A working surface
must be free of debris

like a blank page.
So all the receipts
and bills and
pocket change

are swept and
placed in a disheveled
heap on top of
the bookcase

where bookmarks
stick out of poetry
and biography
and proverbs

that talk about ants.

Comments

  1. I wish my desk was cleaned off when I write. My mind has to be clear though.

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