Julie Lyles Carr: Tonight?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tonight?

Tonight, you ask?

Oh.

You know.

Bathtub.

Overflow.

Gallons of water.

A shimmering lake on the tile.

ShopVac.

FloorMate.

Problem.

ShopVac on the wrong setting. Dry pick up. Not wet.

Mixes with the water.

Makes.Mud.

Which spews.

On me.

And everywhere.

ShopVac.

Problem.

The dogs are terrified.

Intestinally. Terrified.

Their fear. Breaks. Loose.

Intestinally.

More....ah....mud.

ShopVac. Slurp the water. Slurp.

Dogs. Must.Be.Bathed.

In the drenched, muddy bathroom.

Floors.

Now clean.

Dogs.

Now pretty much clean.

A load of towels.

Mud speckles on my face.

I shall sleep tonight.

Tonight, you ask?

Tonight I shall sleep.

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