Dipped in Bleach
October 20, 2011 § 2 Comments
Because disinfecting was her only real enthusiasm,
Her living quarters smelled ominously spotless.
Notorious for picking up after people at their own parties,
She carried a toothbrush dipped in bleach
To probe the cracks between linoleum and wall.
She squeezed moats of dish soap around her appliances,
And drained the breakfast dishes on a polished sheet of glass.