Every Day (Things We Think About)

Contractions and flows
And flaps to valves
Messages coded in cells
Things that roaches eat
Sweet, meat, starch
Ten to sixty recurring faces
Typing at their desks
Playing Mary Poppins years ago
Selling baked goods at next Sunday's yard sale
Forty feet of fingernail trimmings per lifetime
Except for the ones who died young 
At 0, 10, 20, 30 feet 
Over the kitchen sink
Or in a bathtub clean
Hair in the drain
Hair up or down
The cats' coats by season
The heat and the lights
How well or if we'll sleep