Clean, or: Dirty

A clean limerick

She goes through loads of laundry every night,
Stuffing beckoning front loader tight,
Presoaking downy delicates fine,
And of soft dryer fuzz not a sign!
Oh, her fluffing & folding fast delight!

d’Verse

Poetics: Put your Words on Spin Cycle

For this d’Verse poetry prompt, we were instructed to write laundry poems. This could mean anything we want it to: 

  • Write about a tryst that starts at the laundromat;
  • Tell us what happens to all those missing socks;
  • Air some ‘dirty laundry’;
  • Write a tiny poem that might have been found crumpled in a pocket when sorting the laundry;
  • Write a poem full of laundry instructions. How would you wash the moon? A broken heart? Hang a daisy out to dry? 

OR: If we were still feeling a little stiff and starched, we could throw 3 (or more) of these words or phrases into our poem dryers and see what tumbled out: fluff & fold; spin cycle; permanent press; wash & wear; cycle; dryer fuzz; machine wash warm; tumble dry; dry flat; presoak; wrinkled; front load; rinse; fine delicates; clothes pins; downy; tide.


My inspiration

The world’s dirtiest song

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