Outside on the driveway hosing
murky windows, scrubbing them
with the yard broom I see
a flaw in my little flat chosen
for its low maintenance exterior
for my retirement. I want no
more maintenance and renovation.
Inside all is well papered and
painted. Outside brick walls and
metal window frames meet my
needs for a relaxed old age.
I hose dirt off the front door, the
back door, their steps and frames.
Alas paint flakes flow off also.
My low maintenance home sees
me t the paint shop buying paint,
brush, sandpaper, masking tape,
all for back and front doors.
I would watch out for this
pitfall when I next move house
but I am not moving house
again unless disaster strikes.