The Dirty Laundry Poem – Erica Jong #Poetry

This is the dirty laundry poem-
because we have traveled from town to town
accumulating soiled linen & sweaty shirts
& blue-jeans caked & clotted with our juice
& teeshirts crumpled by our gloriously messy passion
& underwear made stiff by all our joy.

I have come home to wash my clothes.
They patter on the bathroom floor like rain.
The water drips away the days till you.
The dirty water speaks to me of love.

Steamy in the bubbles of our love,
I have plunged my hands into hot water
as I might plunge them
in your heart.

After years of spots & splatters,
I am finally coming clean.
I will fly to you with a suitcase of fresh laundry,
strip my clothes off, heap them on the floor,
& let you scrub my body with your love.

Author & Written By : Erica Jong

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  1. Writing to Freedom Avatar
    Writing to Freedom

    Clever and fun poem. May love wash us all clean. 🙂

  2. sevenroses Avatar

    glorious basket of delightful delirious delicious poetry

  3. onewithclay Avatar

    I wish you would give your quotes and poems attribution. This one was written by Erica Jong.

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    What a pithy poem. I love it! Thank you for following Spirituality Without Borders.

  7. AnElephantCant Avatar

    Hugely entertaining

  8. jaysquires Avatar

    I have to agree with onewithclay, this poem was written by Erica Jong. I’m sure you simply meant to give the author her credit, but in the rush of publishing forgot that you failed to follow through with that function. As you might guess it can be a dangerous oversight, subjecting you to fines, so I would advise your taking care of it right away.

    1. VishalDutia Avatar

      Done Thank You for Advising

  9. -Eugenia Avatar

    Interesting and fun poem by Erica Jong. Thank you for following ThusNSuch.

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    Saee Joshi

    Loved this ! It’s so sappy yet quirky ! Keep at it ! Cheers.

    1. VishalDutia Avatar

      Thank you

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    Malctg – The Foureyed Poet.

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