Sibling Territory


Magazines neatly piled –


the edges all lined up with each other and

parallel to the edges of the table.


A dust-free table and a strong smell of furniture

polish, toothpaste and starch.


Shirts hanging in the wardrobe;


each hanger exactly two centimetres from its neighbour – not a crease


to be seen.


No scrunches, craters or hills in the duvet.


The smell of shampooed hair exuding from the plumped-up pillow.


Toe nails, dog hairs and Bonio biscuits under the bed.


My brother’s room.





Copyright owned by Jay Cool

Photo by Dennis Yang and available on Flickr by Creative Commons License


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