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A State of Disarray

Boiling water cascading down the sides of the silver pot
Clothes thrown all over the bedroom floor
Toothpaste exploded in sink
Sheets all rumpled
Cushions upturned on the sofa
Computer left on
Printer beeping to be fed more paper
Woman hurries out the door
Wearing her non-matching shoes
And two curlers left in her hair

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This is me most mornings

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Written on May 12, 2000

Submitted by WALKINGTHRUWORDS on February 26, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 326
Words 59
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10

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  • Teril
    I can so relate to this state! You have captured the moment well.
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