If I were a person who lived in this house . . .
My desk would be neat.
My charges would devote their days to self-improvement,
And good works.
My books would be promptly shelved,
And my mail would be answered on time.
I would curate our treasures with style and care.
We would eat always in the dining room, and discuss books by candlelight.
I’d have flowers to cut by April.
And I would always accomplish my lists.