.the floorboard groans. {NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 3}

Today is day 3 of NaPoWriMo. I didn’t have it in me to use the prompts for NaPoWriMo nor for Writer’s Digest today but don’t let that dissuade you from joining all of the great folks that are being inspired and are sharing their work.

This piece was inspired by the fact that I’ve been home for the last two months as a respite from the corporate world and to relieve my beautiful gem of a wife who has been home with our 15 month old. I got a taste of what its like to be home to handle the household and how this situation can at times take on a life of it’s own:

there’s a groan in the floorboard
when leaning in to look upon
the pending doom of laundry
gone askance for you haven’t
the slightest idea of what looms
within the sleeve of last week’s shirt

as if the house speaks for you
that groan in the floorboard grows louder
each time you pass by dishes growing
wild and possibly mating with the forks
in some tableware bacchanalia
they must have gotten drunk on the
wine left in the glass from last night

the floorboard groans, making
the roof sore, the laundry is a
monster, the dishes are debauched,
the missing sock reappears and
smirks at me from the hallway


7 thoughts on “.the floorboard groans. {NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 3}

    1. Thanks, Rob! 🙂 It’s one of those deals where you have to laugh to keep from crying! I totally understand the stay at home mom experience now! As soon as you’ve tamed the beast you forget what you even wanted to do and as you struggle to remember the dishes and forks are at it again! And the missing sock just snickers…

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