Late Questions

by Hilaire

Did we turn off the gas?
Did we empty the fridge?
Did we unplug every electrical device?
Did we put out the rubbish?
And the recycling?
Was every jar and tin rinsed?

How long until midnight?
When did pets become throwaway?
Did someone oil the gate?
Will mushrooms populate the carpet?
Who ate all the honey?
If the picture frames are askew
does it matter?

Has someone recorded this?
In what form?
Would anyone want to read/watch/listen to it?
What happened to answers?
Who threw away the keys?
Will the future occupants be happy?
Will they forgive us?
How will we know when it’s all over?