December 1984 – Lunch Time

Lunch Time (published December 5, 1984)

A stranger kept my house while I was gone
Not exactly a stranger
But a sometimes acquaintance
Who happened by one day

I was relieved to see her
For I was tired and needed a break
She was there to take over
And in a snap she had control

She lived her life in extremes
Bathing in water always too hot or too cold
Surviving on Virginia Slims and coffee
Never sleeping, forever thinking

She thought of nothing but herself
Only because she believed someone had to
My house was neglected
My belongings scattered around indifferently

I returned to find my house a mess
And my favorite treasure shattered
There is much work to be done
But first I must find some glue

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