THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “On Reading Allen Ginsburg’s ‘Homework'” by Andrea Carter Brown: fold, dirty, linens, tore, think, wash, closets, matter, clean, strangers, removed, paper https://sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com/2022/09/whirligig-388.html
Does it ever really matter if you see my dirty laundry
Piled up in a corner of my cozy little room?
Its all washed up, but just not folded, clean as can be
It does not preclude any doom
Will you think of me less if I removed all the parcels
Before strangers come in to see the big mess
If I clean up the torn papers and linens abound
So there will be no sins I need to confess?
Or do I hide it in closets so nobody sees
How messy I am and unkempt?
Can you continue to love me despite these misgivings?
Will my untidy side from your love be exempt?
©2022 CBialczak Poetry