sometimes you’re washing dishes and you think
wow, there should be more dishes than this!
Wasn’t there a family here five minutes ago?
but there isn’t
you’re alone now
maybe all those dishes weren’t supposed to happen anyway
maybe you were supposed to be washing your own dishes all along
eventually there will be no more dishes
just things that end up thrown out, or at an op-shop
because what you have isn’t worth anything
and it means less when you’re a dead person
and we wonder
was it all worth it
there is nothing
we are nothing