Spin away stains
Wash away witnesses
Mud and spilled coffee–
Leftovers from heavy duty,
Normal, or delicate days.

Forget what you saw,
What I tried to hide.
Toss into heated tempest.
Fold. Prepare to get dirty again.
Repeat the cycle. Repeat.

A covering of water
Love-wash flooding the soul
Remember what is permanent
And forget what you donโ€™t need to know.


Ode To Laundry

O Laundry, Laundry
You are always by my side
Like a good friend, you closely abide.

O Laundry, Laundry
You will never forsake
A forever friend you surely make.

O Laundry, Laundry
You’re colorful, creative, in a heap–
When I see you, my heart takes a leap.

O Laundry, Laundry
Thou dost surely tease–
Just when I think I’ve reached the end,
You slyly do grow tall again.

O Laundry, Laundry
Though you are tall, I can see
You will never be lovely as a tree.

O Laundry, Laundry
You are never the same–
And often ahead in this cleaning game.

O Laundry, Laundry
You old dirty, stinky mound!
I give up! I guess you’ll always be around.


These poems were submitted for the Tweetspeakpoetry.com prompt about laundry. Read other laundry selections here or to submit your own.