Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Laundry Lines

I give the green towel a 
whip S N A P!
to stand the pile up and 
shake out wrinkles 
before I hang it on the drying rack.
Whip S N A P!
I’m six years old watching my mother 
hang laundry on the outdoor line
handing her coil spring clothes pins --
was it just a 1960s housewife thing
or was she, too, coping with a broken dryer?

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