I'll miss him,
his gentle smile, his hugs, his goofy puppy ways
(even though he's a grown man)
I'll take a reprieve from clutter, just a short one
since I can't sustain it even on my own,
as mail, dirty dishes, clothes, books, etc
all pile up even in his absence.
I can try, though, for 8 days to control it,
corraling and culling the ugly and sick.
he won't notice the missing black chair that
no one sits in.
but he has sort of approved of the disappearance.
I wonder what else I can disappear without
I'll find out and keep you