It's a soothing sound
Like ocean waves,
Or late summer crickets,
A babbling brook.
Silencing the rest of the house's occupants.
The vacuum glides over the carpet
Creating pleasing patterns -
Indoor crop circles,
Erasing the activity of the day.
The tread marks of little sneakers,
The grass clippings,
The tire wear from matchbox cars-
Take me to the happy place.
The clean and happy place.