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Usually, I fall behind
Where I’m supposed to be.
One step back (or more), I am
In perpetuity.

Papers pose in giant piles,
Awaiting my perusal.
All entreaties for removal
Meet with my refusal.

Clothes stack up in massive heaps
In hushed anticipation – 
Will the washer or the drawers
Be their next destination?

Catalogues lay scattershot,
Their pages marked and folded.
If I were a child, I would expect
That I’d be scolded.

Luckily, my favorite shows
I summon on-demand.
Watching them the first time ‘round
I never could have planned.

Still, I get to everything;
I’ve got it all controlled,
Although I’m often reading news
That’s two or three weeks old!

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  1. Date: 12/10/2012 7:27:00 PM
    Ilene, this was so light and airy though it's dealing with a serious matter. I did enjoy the way your words took me through your day! Lovely write! :) Thanks for your comment on my post. We are survivors!

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 7:56:00 AM
    A woman's work is never done but still her husband is off having fun! Time to enlist some help?? Great poem.

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 1:48:00 AM
    too busy writing wonderful poetry ilene, i can live with that, if you can...

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 11:05:00 PM
    wow, we are so much alike. Almost everything you mention here is ME. I somehow keep on top of stuff too but often feel overwhelmed!!

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 12:02:00 PM
    Continue to have the control .... you doing just fine Ilene. - Well written in a good poem. - I wish you a lovely and relaxing weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 10:34:00 AM
    I love this. Your poems are such a delight. I enjoyed this poem so much it definitely lifted my soul today. I will now have a smile on my face that will last all day. Have a wonderful day my dear ilene. Wishing you and your family the very best.

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 10:31:00 AM
    This is so clever and it sounds very true! Thank you for your comment on my poem about my beloved Joshua..Hugs, Holly Moore