Almost Cut My Nails

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The day is ruined, pretty sure

Got up late surrendered to the sloth

It’s Monday so the fence cut off my cure

Nothing left for me to do but shake it off.

These calloused flakes of skin

Dead beside me, a broken quilt a picture

Ladies talked and sewed, sad I let them in

While I trimmed these nails with no thought of scripture

Watching from the other side, the dirty one

The one that hides  beneath to mock

All we try in vain it cannot be undone

The light is gone, the time is late, blind I hear the clock.


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