Clean Clothes

July 27, 2007 § Leave a comment

He carries the two-gallon jug of laundry liquid
as if it were a bagel in a paper bag.
It’s got this funny plastic cap on it,
with the latest laundry gimmick jingling inside,
guaranteed.

I pour mine on top of my clothes.
I rub in whatever stain remover I can find on sale,
and wait at least 20 minutes.

Americans smell too strongly of soap.

October 2006

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