The house is peaceful
The children engaged
At least it’s quiet – That’s what I say.
The washing machine tumbles, in a near by room
No TV on – it only portrays gloom.
I shifted last week – into this house
And the list of things to do….
New batteries for the TV remote.
Water proof the bathroom
Weed an over grown garden
Meet the new neighbours.
Service air conditioners
Re-direct the mail,
Buy some decent groceries
Unpack, unpack some more.
Change my postal address on fiftty thousand forms.
And this is after the packing up,
The repainting and so much more.
My life has been full of craziness
When all I want to do is write
So now I sit down and relax – the end is at last insight.