Spring cleaning | Britta Benson

The kitchen…

Nightmare!

So many things.

It takes a great many paraphernalia to make

baked beans on burnt toast.

The living room…

Full of unread books I don’t trust.

They lead exciting lives.

I swear, they have parties late at night, out of spite!

The hearts…

Hoarders, greedy.

Could do with a rummage,

spot of Swedish death cleaning.

I’m afraid, Marie Kondo won’t do.

‘Does this spark joy?’ – the wrong question.

Sell? Donate? Recycle? Chuck the lot in the bin?

I know… Postpone.

Good things come to those who wait.

Spring cleaning?

Perhaps in June.

Or, we could build an extension.


Britta Benson is a happiness & poetry blogging, circus skills instructing German, a writer, performer and linguist thriving in Scotland, her chosen habitat since the year 2000. She runs a creative writing group and writes a daily blog, Britta’s Blog – Letters from Scotland brittasblog422041504.wordpress.com as well as the poetry blog, Odds & Ends oddsends707138946.wordpress.com. She also stares out of her window a lot and drinks far too much tea.


12 thoughts on “Spring cleaning | Britta Benson

    1. Bane of my life! I’m a natural procrastinator… That’s why I force myself to write a daily blog. Can’t put that off until tomorrow. When it comes to cleaning, though, well. That can be postponed. Like Scarlett O’Hara said: Tomorrow is another day…

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    1. And perhaps a piece of cake to go with my cuppa? Sorry, Sunra, for replying so late, I must have missed your comment. I’m still waiting for my spring cleaning mojo to make a magical appearance… ah well, better luck next year…

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