Like the filthy inside out sock

squished at the bottom of the hamper

under stench of damp rags.


Life can feel like that place.


Maybe it is time to do some laundry.

There is no rule, no prize for

handling it alone,

an unnecessary isolation.


The borrowed red sweatshirt

arms wide on the top of the mound

is not an accidental reminder of love.


Call. Just call.

Call before you change your mind.

That someone has seen dirt before

and will listen.

© Alicia Grimshaw 2017

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8 thoughts on “Hesitation

  1. I love your laundry metaphor, I actually carved out some time yesterday to do some overdue laundry and I feel so much better, it cleared some space in my tangled thoughts allowing me to take a breath…thank you for sharing!

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