2016 EDITOR’S CHOICE for POETRY
Laundry and Poetry
Copyright © Bernadette Blue
To days of laundry and poetry I have awakened
Purposed to sorting words and colors into piles,
Looking for inspiration and clever juxtapositions
Mid a red, white, and black milieu of gathered thoughts.
Searching for significance is not an easy chore,
Finding grace in the mundane begs a Frost or Whitman.
I am too easily distracted folding towels and jeans,
And tasks that do not do themselves.
Unloading underwear from machines
I still untangle rhymes and doubts,
Mating philosophies and socks in incongruent pairs,
Seeking hidden truths explaining the illogical.
Still it is necessity that rules the cycle of a day.
In the ritual of words and washing sheets
I can only pin them on a line,
Hope they catch a breeze, and let them fly.