two hours later
(and a whole load
of crap from you)
, and
i’m left with whiter whites,
and the feeling of need
-ing to fold my
……………………self in two.




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3 Responses to laundo-rama

  1. Love the title — laundry drama. Or dealing with the filth of our outer selves – or other people’s filth!
    This sounds like someone who got rid of someone who was not good for them – but has that strung-out feeling of a break-up!

  2. Candy says:

    Love this. I’ll never look at laundry the same way again

  3. Opal Onyx says:

    I love the missing “r” in “laundro” (Lawn Dr. O) … it cracks me up. And oh my, Rama? Yes, please.

    The embedded “lawn” and the mention of “whites” has me picturing all kinds of substory. Like, you’re doing the laundry and he’s supposed to be mowing, but he’s not.

    You’ve folded (given up on) everything else; why not do the same to your “seal fin too”? Poor little selkie. 😦

    For fun and extra meaning, check this out:
    “Rama is considered to be one of the most important avatars of Vishnu. In a few Rama-centric sects, he is considered the Supreme Being, rather than an avatar. Born as the eldest son of Kausalya and Dasharatha, king of Ayodhya, Rama is referred to within Hinduism as Maryada Purushottama, literally the Perfect Man or Lord of Self-Control or Lord of Virtue. His wife Sita is considered by Hindus to be an avatar of Lakshmi and the embodiment of perfect womanhood. Rama’s life and journey is one of adherence to dharma despite harsh tests and obstacles and many pains of life and time. He is pictured as the ideal man and the perfect human.”

    No one is perfect in this marriage; that’s what makes this poem ironic.

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