Up, and all day long busy at the office, mighty busy, only stepped to my lodging and had a fowl for my dinner, and at night my wife and Mercer comes to me, which troubled me a little because I am to be mighty busy to-morrow all day seriously about my accounts. So late from my office to her, and supped, and so to bed.
on the only step
night comes to me
because I am late to her bed
Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Tuesday 17 October 1665.