I lay out my clothes every
Follow instructions I write to myself,
Buy just enough cans of spaghetti
To fit on the pantry shelf,
Pay bills and balance the check book,
Make pancackes and bacon to eat,
Pull the bed spread over the pillows,
Smooth it out and make it neat,
Be sure the garbage is emptied
Be sure the cat has been fed,
Be sure everything is locked up
And turned off when I go to bed,
Make appointments with doctor and dentist,
Periodically change the oil,
Scratch around in the flower pots
To loosen and aerate the soil.
Oh I can name many more duties
At which I'm proficient at least,
At which, since I'm living without you,
My competencies have increased.
Washing, ironing, cooking, shopping--
But when all is said and done,
It was all done so much better,
When we were two and and not just one.