to repay andy for his kind assistance,
i started today by tidying up his shop.

just kidding.

~~~

today i
fetched tools
(so many phillips-head screwdrivers
and nary a phillips-head screw in sight.)

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and i made my first
surprise discovery:
this piano once
served as a cabinet
for a bar of
english leather
soap.

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perhaps there
was once a little boy –
an adorable, enterprising little boy, no doubt
who
did not want to practice piano
any more than he wanted to
take his bath.