Surface Cleaning


I’d rather buff text than scrub a tub
This shower defeats me
Grey scum burrows into grout
Blasts of blistering acids
Can’t get all those bugs out
I prefer desks and sinks
Stainless steel I can bring to heel
Shining bright for up to a minute

The virus is a messy cleaner
At first she just cracks the surface
Sniffles, gunk, in and out
But next she goes real deep
Whitens brains, scorches hearts
Tickers turn time bombs
Then there’s that ground glass lung thing
Like trying to breathe through balsa

She, too, has her favorites
Old over young, fat above thin
She moves in and stays as long as she likes
As long as you may have
Some pols support her –
Fewer but better voters

She’s teaching me to deep deep clean
Scour and scrub and never stop
It’s a bit like love
What you can’t see can kill

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