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Skip at the Laundromat

Kenneth Pobo

Skip at the Laundromat

I grew up hearing a snap

of buttons in big dryers,

quarters clicking

in the change machine.

Even now I ask the fabric

softener god for a fresh start.

Prayers, liquid detergent,

aim for the drain.


Some lucky mornings

I’m neatly folded.

On the counter.

First warmed by the dryer,

then sun through the window.



Kenneth Pobo has two recent chapbooks published, Gold Bracelet in a Cave from Ethel Press and Hometown Folks from cyberwit. His work is forthcoming in North Dakota Quarterly, Illuminations, and Cafe Review.

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