When the Vacuum Takes My Hand
by Holly Day
when the toaster has a brain
and the chair has a heartbeat
and the microwave
knows my schedule through the day
is it assault
to turn off the power
is it murder
to shut the house down for the night?
when the car knows
where I live
and the garage
recognizes my car
does that count as friendship?
is it divorce
when I trade my old car in for a new one
is it torture
for the garage to have to learn
a new face?
© 2008 Holly Day
Holly Day is a journalism instructor living in
Minneapolis, Minnesota, with fiction and poetry publications most
recently appearing in Big Hammer, The Long Islander,
and Darkling. Her most recent book publications are
Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies,
and a biography of Columbian pop star Shakira.
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