When preparing to remodel,
be it kitchen, bath or shower,
never try to estimate
the lateness of the hour
of which you will be laboring
with hammer, wrench and saw
for there are always hidden traps
and numerous faux pas.
I replaced the window sill and sash
that had been so badly damaged
scared to see the underneath
which was equivalently ravaged
I sighed and set to fix the wall
held in place by string and gum
Dry wall, nails, I had it all…
At least I didn’t hit my thumb!
By the time that I was finishing
with paint brush in my hand
the fatigue and fumes that hung aloft
were more than I could stand
I tossed the brush and left the room
with window open, door shut tight
I fell into my waiting bed
and bade myself goodnight.