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And I'm Sorry You're Being Such a Pain

Jessy Randall

Mom, I'm sorry
the city is covered with trash. That's a great idea:
they should hire the people on welfare
to clean up the streets.
I'm sorry you saw
that woman's dog go the bathroom
on the sidewalk, and she just left the mess.
Sorry my apartment has such high rent.
Sorry my window shades are not
what you had in mind. I apologize
for having so many wet dish towels
hanging up in the kitchen.
I know my favorite TV show
is not up to your standards. Sad
to say, my cat is smaller than yours.
I am sorry. You're right: I really should
clean the underside of the piece of rubber
that fits in the sink drain.

Jessy Randall

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