corner dust

the dust ‘bunnies’ keep piling up in the corner
the room; there they are squatting, taking up
in an area i’ve disregarded for far too long.

pursuant to state law, i cannot evict them
a proper notice and with reasonable alternate

so, instead of taking action against the squatters,
decide to embrace my new friends and discuss
subjects every night before i fall asleep underneath
the comforter; oh, the comfort they bring knowing
they are there, continually building up, until one day
they suffocate me, kill me, and take this all over;
sometimes, inaction will inevitably murder you.

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Currently living in Vietnam, teaching English, fixing the world's problems.

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