When Dusting Does Not Matter Anymore
When I am old
I am going to get a bird
and I am going to name my bird Raoul.
Most of the time, Raoul will live in his cage
but I do plan to let Raoul fly around the house sometimes.
I am not going to be one of those bird owners
who periodically dumps some bird seed onto a tray
and then goes about his business.
That is not who I am. I will be very tired
and most of my friends will be dead
and it will be very satisfying when Raoul lands on my rotary phone
and perches there as if he wants to place a call.
That is when I will talk to Raoul.
Sometimes I may even fall asleep.