The White Shoe Irregular:
It was fun while it lasted.

Chopping Carrots

Jack Cannon

I don't draw the blinds anymore
It's no big deal in itself
It's simply a small part of my drive
to eradicate futile actions
It's a rough calculation
but I figure I've spent over
six months of my life
cleaning the fridge
Nearly a two whole years
chopping carrots
I don't intend to throw away
another moment tuning the television
(practically two entire weeks)
The amount of time people spend
tiling the bathroom is appalling
I caught Mr. Dawson
the man across the street
pruning his petunias only this morning
Perhaps I should drop by
and set him straight
with a ballpark calculation.