Laundry Mishap

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #467

Words:  name, flow, see, knives, twisted, glue, blood, next, space, rest, truth, low

She employs a well
known name brand
of low suds detergent.
Plenty of space
in  tub of new
Even flow
of water.  She is

the kind of mom
who is
the glue holding
the rest of her family

Truth to tell,
she is tired
of it all. Let
someone else
be next
fall guy. 
See how they manage.
She opens machine,
begins to untwist
the ball of clothing.
Intake of breath.
is all pink
and red.  The shirt
whose label read

Colorfast, lied.
All clothes bleed
as if a knife fight
had occurred inside.
With a gleam in
her eyes, she tosses
it all into the dryer.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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