Monday, February 06, 2006

Still Exhausted

A room littered with
food-stained table cloths, and more
Folding chairs around

Half-filled wine glasses,
shells of crushed penuts,
paper plates with pieces
of chocolate cake

The last relatives
said their last goodbyes
A sink filled with
sauce-stained pots,
grimy plates and
soiled silverware

At the party's end
Lay the last day's hard labor
Once more, rolled-up sleeves