Affection

Affection

The stack of towels
Straight from being folded
in the laundry room
An orderly pile of fabrics
pleasantly rough in texture
so as to dry off the bath water
but not all the scent
of the imported bath gel
you so like
A finely-tuned thing, it is
A towel
When you think about it
as you pile them on the closet shelf
and pat the top one gently
before you close the door

Laundromat in Glenside, PA,  January, 2015.

Laundromat in Glenside, PA, January, 2015.

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6 thoughts on “Affection

  1. Simple, yet sets an interesting scene and makes the normally mundane speak to much more. Great work

  2. I can think of one person who would say the opposite – my son, who has expressed how much he hates folding laundry for years. He did not inherit my feelings in this matter, too bad for him and his laundry days!

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