they come
in all shapes and sizes.
there are some
who will always do us
a good turn. bless them.

and then there are others –
in every household.
requiring
delicate handling

stiffly
refusing
to budge.

generally single-purpose,
they would yet claim
some mastery of the universe.
without me,
lady,
where would you be?

hmm.
better off, I think,
actually:
let’s kick the door down
and see.