roams the house with purpose
dust and dirt
seen and unseen

Her seemingly random treck
somehow covers every spot
every nook, every cranny

Sweeping and sucking

Occasionally she gets hungup
on the edge of a rug or heat vent
but her robot mind usually
works it out and
off she goes! 

If she has a problem 
she lets me know
and I come to the rescue
untangling or removing 
something she couldn’t handle  

When she runs out of juice
she sometimes gets lost
wanders, searching for home
getting weaker, and more desperate 
Until I pluck her up
dump her load and position her on
the charger