How to Clean Up in Spring and Fall

1.     In the Spring

Point to everything lying around
try to remember
kind of frown and shake your head
all of a sudden
there's more than there used to be
keep track of it
organize it all by counting
do a dance
a real funny dance.

2.     In the Fall

tell a fish story
your world is getting smaller
look at the sky full of stars or snow
get ready for that
wrap everything up
and nudge it softly into corners
but don't forget
tell a really tall tale.


Transcribed as published in Owner's Manual.

How to Clean Up in Spring and Fall
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