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
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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 started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished seven collections of poetry and plans for more. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website simplepoetics.weebly.com. The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other 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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