Ode to the Ordinary
Ah, yes, the humble clothesline.
In my opinion, the most useful appliance in the household.
Politically Correct, Environmentally friendly,
utilizes sun and wind power.
No animals are harmed by its use.
No chemicals foul streams or farmland.
No toxic emissions leak from its usage.
It works best on high electricity usage days
without taking up a single kilowatt.
A confession: I hate housework
Which is why I write
to avoid housework.
Works like a charm.
Sorry, I'm writing today.
The only housework I enjoy is laundry.
Seeing a neatly folded pile of clothes
waiting to be put away gives me a sick thrill.
Even more so than kicking cats, I digress.
The mere feeling of being productive outdoors
by clamping little wooden pins on my laundry
makes me smile.
There is nothing sweeter than the smell of
a bed sheet fresh off the line.
It is an addiction. I know.
So far there is no group for it.
No meetings with bad coffee and stale donuts.
It may seem out of date to some.
I'll continue hanging until I can't.
Until then, it's me and my clothesline.
Skivvies swaying in the sunshine
Offended neighbors be damned!