Ode to Laundry

Ode to Laundry

Oh you pile of filth
I see you mocking me
Taunting me as you grow
Didn’t I just wash you?

Your collection of grime and slime
It’s repulsive to my nose
You boast of freshness
Only to waft odorous tendrils after a day of wear

I must brave the stench
Touching each aromatic article
Unfolding arms and legs
Removing loose prizes I claim for my own

I stuff you in the washer
Pour that perfumed liquid over your rumpled mess
Praying that the ketchup will be coaxed out
Along with the sticky goo-
Oh dear, is that a melted gummy bear?

Sigh

Oh, you chore that haunts me
Beckons to me
Shouts your displeasure of being ignored
You long to be worn again
Ready for a new day,
A new adventure, a new stain

I will conquer this beast
Perform this menial duty
Wash and dry you
Obligingly fold you
Put you in your various places and
Pretend this chore is over

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3 responses to this post.

  1. I Love this!! I wasn’t aware of your blog when it was written, but I LOVE IT!!

    Reply

  2. Posted by Debbie R on November 18, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    I found this when Googling “Ode to Laundry” today and absolutely LOVE it! Nice work!

    Reply

  3. Brilliant. Because you are.

    Reply

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