Clean It Up and Sell It

Patch up and paint the hole 

the dog chewed in the wall 


Clean the kids’ fingerprints 

from living room and hall 


Fix the leak in the pipe 

though it’s only a drip 


Stitch the tear on the couch 

where small shoes made a rip 


Clean it up and sell it 

hide the living that’s been here 


Sell the house and leave it 

keep the loving that was there 


N.N.  2/25/70