Busy, busy,
much to do.
Don’t sit down
until you’re through.
Wash the dishes,
scrub the floor.
Iron, dust
(there’s always more).
Naps are for tots
(a waste of time).
Clean the windows,
cut oven grime.
Launder clothes,
then hang to dry.
Tend the garden;
Water bonsai.
Busy, busy,
much to do.
Don’t sit down;
you’re never through.


Day Fifteen

The Prompt:  Write a piece that explores an early memory of your parent engaged in that habit, before shifting into writing about yourself engaging in the same habit.

My mom never did sit down. This was a problem for me when (busy like my mom) I married a man who is a firm believer in afternoon naps.