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It is laundry day again,
her words like wrinkled shorts,
require pressing; smoothing wrinkles
and dabbing at the lies;
some stains will not lift.
There they lie,
ugly and difficult to conceal,
never mind the brooch.

She is allergic to soap,
the stringent qualities make her itch,
I struggle to clean the grimy garments,
with gentle water;
but they remain muddy and gray,
as impure
as the lines of her mouth;
impossible task.

Some things simply do not wash.

There\'s nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.


The following comments are for "Wrestling Mothers Laundry : Metephorical Musings"
by TheMuseDiva


I find some very interesting poems when I look through the "Lonely Posts" section and this is definitely one of them! I love the analogy you are making here and the way you go about describing the images.

One small note: the last three lines of the first stanza seem a bit out of place. You aren't trying to conceal as much as clean, right? And the brooch seems a bit out of though on the jacket of a bum.

Otherwise, great poem you got here! =D Take care.

( Posted by: Darkshine Raven [Member] On: May 26, 2004 )

Thank you for the feedback. I agree they do read a bit akward, but in the end, after fooling with it, I walked away no better for it:) I decided to give it time to age, and then come back to it. Thank you o much for the clean feedback. I so appreciate it:)

( Posted by: TheMuseDiva [Member] On: May 26, 2004 )

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