Someone I Meet at the Park

Someone I Meet at the Park

Danielle Jackson

He tells me
He has to wash dirty plates
four times over before
placing them in the dish washer,
and dust the house from top to bottom,
put all books in alphabetical order,
colour coordinates all clothes,
click the light switch
three times --on and off, on and off,
on and off --or the world will stop
spinning, the oceans will dry up,
and the sun will fall towards us

I think,
What an important job he has.