The bedroom door has always creaked,
though more of a squeak in the early days.
Should have dealt with it then, a bit of tender
loving care, a spot of oil here and there
would have gone a long way. Not a problem
in the day, all the noise and bustle,
just at night, when the kids are asleep
and quietude creeps that it disturbs.
It’s the hinges you see,
been corroding for some time. Rust – just
sneaks up on you from behind, and suddenly