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Laundromat Owner: A To-Do List

open the washer lids
check for people inside
hiding from their problems
or trying to sanitize them
check the dryers for toddlers
they like small spaces
plus the dryers are free

gather the quarters
there’s a bathtub
in the back
where we bathe
in our newfound wealth
scrub the floors back
to their original
moonlit hue
at night this place
becomes a disco
pull the glittery ball
from the back closet Ethel
we’ll hang it high tonight
set the Bee Gees
on heavy rotation
pull our best bell bottoms
hot from the dryer.
Posted 11/05/15
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