i cleaned and cleaned and cleaned.
i did what i was told.
vacuumed all the floors- the bathroom-
under the couch-
the kitchen, a mess from their dinner
wiping and washing and drying.
yesterday, the yard-
mowing and pruning and picking weeds.
three loads of laundry
hung out to dry and folded.
the toilet, the bathroom
none of this matters-
the house all clean
does not make up for the disorder