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