lesson from the tub

see that rust?
well, i love it.


my life is pretty unglamorous.
i spent yesterday scrubbing bathrooms,
cleaning porches,
raking leaves.

i wished i was painting

or browsing beauty,
or working on a few projects i need to get done.

but that rust.

as i gazed into the cold, clean tub,
the circle of rust
made me think of age.
and i, unlike many, like age.
i like what comes with it,
i like the look of it,
it makes things better,
in my eyes.

and i like the seaside.
the rust makes me think of that too.
and for these reasons
i like cleaning.
and if it weren't for the rust,
the beauty of it,
i might have missed 
being inspired
by what i am doing.