by Mina Deocareza
This unit is the most accurate depiction
of the mess our lives have become.
Torn between too many options,
we try different things at once.
We don’t even have much time
to consider what others have in mind
After all, we only live once and this life
is too short to fight one battle at a time.
So we stop caring about organization:
books and notebooks on the countertop
smartphones and tablets on our unmade bed
remote control inside the wooden closet
empty beer bottles, soda cans on the floor
laptop and charging cables under the table
loose changes in the bathroom sink
used utensils under uncovered pillows.
Sometimes we ask ourselves,
Why, how, we have ended up like this.
But then again, we can always
Take advantage of home cleaning services
and have more time for our passions,
try to achieve many things, all at once
until we start to wonder, once more,
about the mess our lives have become.