Are you like me, procrastinating about doing spring chores? My latest excuse has been the rain. What’s the use? It’s just going to rain again, but it is spring and with spring comes more light, and with more light, I see more dirt.
I finally gave up my old yellow broom when I noticed the bristles were starting to bend and snap off creating an even bigger mess than the one I started with. Now, I use a new, sleek, model with a green handle angled to get in the corners.
I miss my old yellow broom. Not only did it take care of messes but it provided me with the muse to write the poem below from my book, Light the Way. I’m for anything that combats the drudgery of spring cleaning.
Remember the broom dancing in the Disney movie, Fantasia?
My list of tools for future poems:
Where is your muse hiding?
To You Yellow Broom
To you yellow broom all colorful specks
from floor, porch, and hallway
lawn chairs and driveway
To you yellow broom all silken cobwebs
including a spider
To you yellow broom all swirling dust mites
graceful and airy
To you yellow broom all sand from the beach
a glittering trail
from shovel and pail
To you yellow broom all snacking tidbits
from cookie crumbles
To you yellow broom all kitty cat’s kibble
knocked to the ground
left lying around
To you yellow broom all garden rubble
trimmings and snippings
along with vine clippings
To you yellow broom all bristles aglow
Clearing my path wherever we go