Washing Day Thoughts

by Caroline Whalley

And so to clothe the flesh today
Wardrobe ignored since Covid’s stay
A few favourites now, live on my chair 
Pants, socks and tops still rest in drawers
 
My clothes go through a three day cycle 
Worn clean, half clean and then re-cycle
Laundry is quick no sorting needed
Into fast cycle unimpeded
 
Bed sheets still changed once a week
Often Sunday, then sent to wait
In the basket on the landing,
For Monday's ritual washing day.

Day 5, of what will be a ‘one a day’ poem. By the end of April 2021, 30 poems will create a series written throughout the month of April 2021. Each poem covers a fragment, a snippet taken consecutively throughout a day.

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