The Volunteer

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The Volunteer

This day, like many days
filled itself with those things
which are seldom noticed
except when left undone

Beds were made
Bills paid
Meals prepared
Dishwasher filled
Laundry washed, dried, folded, put away
Toilets cleaned
Floor vacuumed
Rugs shaken
Garbage hauled to the curb
Mail opened and dealt with

And tomorrow
I am scheduled to volunteer
since the woman on the phone today
thought it would be nice for me
to have something to do
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by Lori Lipsky
photo credit: istockphoto/fatihhoca