My body is falling apart
Just like my 90 years old house,
Buckling under the heavy weight of clutter.
The carpet smells of cat pee
And I can say the same because I have a months old UTI.
This house, as ancient as me,
My pipes are clogged the clumps like my breasts,
Some pipes are leaking
And I smell like sewage trying to repair them.
The water heater isn't getting hot,
So I haven't taken a shower in days.
My truck needs the spark plugs replaced,
But I'm putting it off
And I haven't drove it in months.
The other car's window won't go up
And of course I can't get the window to go up
Through the wintery, rainy season!
My cat is dying from a virus,
The vet bill was 600 dollars,
So what the hell is an old woman supposed to do
When she's on one hand: reliant and dependent
While at the same time abandoned.
I try to fix all these problems myself
But I realize this house is like my body
It will crumble, or burn,
Die in the way houses do,
As I will die like all humans have before.