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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