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The Strong and the Weak

The Strong and the Weak

Pure white sheets on washing lines billow in the wind
like clouds moving swiftly across the blue-sky expanse
Strong yet soft to touch with a scent of freshness
Capable of many washings and bleaching
A high thread count, thick but cool on the skin
Fine, sensitive delicates are no longer hanging here
The past not easy to rinse away as the plain utilitarian cottons
These silky items are now handwashed gently with love
and left to dry flat, smoothing away any further wrinkles
Susceptible to damage, cared for and protected
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De Jackson (aka Whimsy Gizmo) is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with the 'Laundry' and we may do it any
way we like.  He also gave us some 'washing' prompts to use
I chose to use three:  dry flat. wrinkles and fine delicates 



The feeling was involuntary
Impossible to hold back
Encompassing my body
In a gradual attack

Filling my heart with love
To be poured over you
In sensual oils to massage
And the kiss of morning dew

Tied in silk ribbons
Your limbs I will bind
So you will stay forever
Lady Justice is blind

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©


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