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LAce Posted Monday, December 4th, 2006
After Work, At Home
Cheryl Chambers

It is busy.
Work smooths
temporarily, for the night, but
lies piled in corners by morning.
She doesn't expect it done by anyone

else; ironing is done best by her.
With sun, the iron sizzles upright.
She slides it over padding and cloth,
temporarily burning the back, and counts
the number of button down shirts
he wears and decides it is too many.

She wraps material over a hanger, buttons
the top. Crisp and finished, she knows
what she will wear Monday. A dress
shirt and
a fedora.

Comments [post a comment]

Posted by Patricia Parkinson on Monday, December 4th, 2006 at 12:57 PM
Wonderful Cheryl, I so know how this feels, lovely work. I love, With sun, the iron sizzles upright.

Posted by Donia Carey on Tuesday, February 6th, 2007 at 11:07 AM
Beautiful, Cheryl. So visual and tactile--almost makes me want to get out the old ironing-board again. The last paragraph is a nice surprise.

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