Laundry at the “Jelly Donut” (2017)

“Jelly Donut and Your Laundry Cleaned”

With stumble carry laundry up the hill

just blocks from where I live near hollow mall

each week the hidden piles of laundry call,

a task that does not need domestic skill.

To follow well plotted maps to machine,

to sit, or wait, to read or watch people,

a quiet prayer to this aged steeple

that reads “Jelly Donut and Laundry” clean.

The faces seem to change with every load,

the angry lady changing bill for coin,

the mom who calmly tells her children stop,

the latino couple lost in unload,

an asian grandfather’s granddaughter joins

to fold as janitor begins to mop.

Jamie Lee Hamann

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry.I currently live in Washoe Valley NV with my family.I am excited to share my poetry and my writing and I hope that you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing.

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Jamie Lee Hamann

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I currently live in Washoe Valley NV with my family. I am excited to share my poetry and my writing and I hope that you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing.

4 thoughts on “Laundry at the “Jelly Donut” (2017)

  • April 19, 2017 at 5:46 AM
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    This is quite different. Jelly Donut and Laundry, a strange combination, but interesting.

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  • April 19, 2017 at 4:13 PM
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    I find pieces like this; ones that take a splinter of time out of a real-world activity to show us that there is beauty and wonderment in even the simplest things. Thanks for sharing your mind’s eye!

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