The man with three vacuum cleaners

By Liz McGillivray

There's a man I know with three vacuum cleaners.

He lives a solitary life
With the occasional girlfriend for company.
These fleeting companions clean his windows, cook his meals and wash his clothes.

But, he complains to me that he's lonely -
That every girlfriend tries to change him.
They don't understand him, nor his many trials and tribulations
And, he's puzzled - because every time they leave
They leave a vacuum cleaner.

Maybe they're trying to tell him to clean up his act.

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