Hard, Slow Work

It started small
like all things do
one lonely bunny
of lint and dust
cowering in the corner
praying not to be noticed

But that small rabbit grew
over time became two
then four and then eight...
Needing to cohabitate

And as all children do
these tiny messes became
something more
to be handled
than parents should
so they learn to let go

What once was just dust
or a few stray hairs
became monumental
in scope or size

The bigger the mess
the scarier it becomes
and the whelming goes over

How long did it take
for this mess to be made
and how do we start
to take it all apart

One rodent at a time
the same way they came
with baby steps
into grown-up junk

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