I am sorting laundry
Neatly picking and folding
Making different piles
Looking at the growing stacks
Absent-mindedly smiling
At a job well done.
But my thoughts are in a turmoil
Colliding and tangling
With each other
Much like the clothes
During the spin cycle.
If only thoughts could be
Rinsed and put out to dry
And stacked neatly in
Various compartments.
Till then, they are
Stuck in the spin cycle of life.


33 thoughts on “Laundry

  1. Beautifully merged the daily chores with our thoughts Punam.. such a wonderful idea, to put our thoughts in a spin cycle and drying them….. dazzling bright, clean and clear thoughts every where..
    Just loved it.. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

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      1. Haha! No, I didn’t.

        The clothes I folded were freshly laundered
        Where the flea could have gone is to be pondered
        Check your dog
        Or ask the frog
        Maybe it drowned when towards the pond it wandered.

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  2. Fantastic extended metaphor and analogy. It isn’t easy to compartmentalize our thoughts that seem to fit into a few places. I love this, so much.

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    1. Thank you so much. I was actually folding clothes when this struck me and I immediately started writing. 😊
      Thoughts cannot and should not be compartmentalized but how I wish at times they could be! Sigh!

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      1. Your inspiration is inspiring. This is how great poetry is written – oft’ times while doing mundane tasks. I agree, thoughts are too interconnected to try and compartmentalize. They would become those ‘socks’ that become wedged between drawers sometimes πŸ™‚ Fortunately, you get to place them in poems, which, in and of itself, a form of compartmentalization πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Happy folding!

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