Rainbow Salad
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Rainbow Salad

Another Poem about Vacuuming and Death

Whisk broom and dustpan on a brown wall artfully lit
Photo by Jan Kopřiva on Unsplash

In fighting the entry of this planet’s soil

onto my carpeting,

I am once again sullen and resentful

at this prospect, this vacuuming. Sucking it all up

is too much effort, in the scheme of things

in the face of famine, fire, influenza, and worse.

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Jackie Olsen

Jackie Olsen

Come for the insights on aging, leave with a doggie bag full of frogs and exoplanets. Now more poems about vacuuming! she/her/hers