everything was calm and everyone was very quiet
and i remember how the floor looked before i straightened it up
and how things smelled before air freshener came around.
it’s been one of those days where you wish
a microwave could make things cold too.
which isn’t interesting so much as desperate
and very necessary
like a good credit rating
or a vegetable garden
or a firm foundation
a high school education
and several feet of extension cord
oh for all sorts of things