Day 300 – A Finished Thing

I shouldn’t have gotten to leave
all those stains in the carpet
all those holes in the walls
all those boxes you said
you would take to Goodwill for me

I know we just wanted it done
but that was my home
that was my junkyard too
and you let me off so easy
like you always did, so I never learned

how to scrub out the stains
in the carpet, the bathtub
how to patch up the holes in the wall
how to leave a finished thing
better than I found it

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