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can settle
It lands on tables and under your bed
It also clings to your computer screen
on clothes it goes
and of course
up your

in your food
not in the mood
In the air, everywhere, I don’t care
You can have it mop, cloth, feather duster
I don’t want it
here or there
not one

go clean
all over
dust if you must
Scratch me a note of “clean me” on my shelf
If I dust today it will just come back
it settles
in my

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  1. Date: 6/21/2011 10:13:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Chris's "Double The Fun" contest Shani. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 3:43:00 PM
    My congratulations on the win in the contest of chris, Shani

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 9:26:00 AM
    this made me smile so much, Shani! Haha can definitely relate; pesky dust and haha! I actually did that, writing "clean me" on a dusty piece of furniture... enjoyed this one Shani, it even has a hint of Seuss in there, which I really liked :) Congrats on your win! :D haha my captcha is cute, it says-- wuvz!

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 7:39:00 AM
    congrats on your win with this fine piece cory

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 4:23:00 AM
    Shani, congratulations on your win in Chris' contest, love wilma

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 1:17:00 AM
    An excellent write.....Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 10:25:00 PM
    I sure remember this one. Congrats on being in the top ten list . This is wonderful example of the form. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 10:05:00 PM
    raving KUDOS to you for the special win , shani :) huggs

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 9:38:00 PM
    wonderful entry Shani, congrats on your win in Chris's contest

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 9:07:00 PM
    Shani, don't worry about placing 10th. All of the placements were strong poems. You did great with this form. Lots of vivid imagery and humour here. Thank you for entering this excellent tetractys~!

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 5:42:00 PM
    Why, thank you Mike...and everyone. This was my first of this form of poetry. I am using the BTYL method of dusting...blow through your lips...

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 5:25:00 PM
    I like this poem. I don't believe I have ever written one in this style. I am basically a rhythm and rhyme sort of guy. I will have to read more of your poems now. Mike

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 12:58:00 PM
    YES Carolyn....Swiffer is my best friend...only when I'm in the mood! I totally enjoyed writing this one!

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 12:54:00 PM
    Shani, this is an amazing tetractys. I have the same problem with dust and suspect many people will relate to this. Chuckled reading about the "clean me" note. I keep a Swiffer duster on my desk! To my favorites as a poem and you as a poet (if you're not already there). I'm so glad you joined Poetry Soup. Your words never disappoint and it's a pleasure to read work of this quality. A winner for sure! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 12:21:00 PM
    this is superb, shani.. crisp and original that will surely catch chris' eyes! did one and hope you can visit!.. winning wishes with hugggs! :) nette

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 8:27:00 AM
    Shani, I really enjoyed your theme and I totally agree with Andrea on it being one of the best ;) love W

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 7:20:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your poetry Shani. I enjoyed reading it this lovely morning. Wishing you joy and sunshine in your life that you might find inspiration to carry on with your writing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 10:27:00 PM
    I really like this one. One of best I saw today in this poetry style. And your topic reminded me of the ottava rima I recently posted about the war against germs!

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 6:38:00 PM
    Absolutely stunning write on dust with these multiple tetractys, Shani