Spring Cleaning

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Eyes half shut faced the ceiling while
unkept hair smothered once firm, hardened pillows. 

"Another day of this shit," 
I heard him mutter. 
As he violently dragged on another cigarette. 

His fingers and teeth changed colour, 
along with my snow white curtain.
Him or them?
I need to decide which one to replace, I thought to myself as I opened the bedroom window. 

Fresh February air filled the stale room and cleansed my lungs.
I welcomed the breeze that rippled through the curtain as birds sang a message of gratitude from rooftops above. 

"It's fucking freezing, " he said as he banged the window closed. Acting as if he owned the place. A cigarette still dangling from his dehydrated mouth along with the rest of his gibberish.

I stretched my body and decided to keep the curtain.

Quick rinse, shorter spin and they will be refreshed as new. The flat pillows can go with the guy with the unkept hair and badly stained index fingers.

 

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Emer Ni Chorra

Fri 5th Mar 2021 18:33

It sure is, Aviva😊

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Tue 2nd Mar 2021 13:20

It's the final curtain call 😀

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Emer Ni Chorra

Tue 2nd Mar 2021 11:49

Ah hello there, new shoes. Curtains for him😂😂hope you're well.

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New Shoes

Tue 2nd Mar 2021 04:58

I think there is a saying "It's curtains for you kid"

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Emer Ni Chorra

Sun 21st Feb 2021 13:28

Thanks for stopping by KJ, the curtain stays. 😂

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kJ Walker

Sun 21st Feb 2021 08:23

Him or the curtains. From your description of him it sounded like an easy choice. I'm sure you made the right decision.

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