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?