They Always Put the Laundry in the Basement Because Doing Laundry is Hell
Sail a ship to anywhere, there are more people
who want you to drown than ever think you can swim,
that tells me a lot, much more than the useless clock
on the wall
and they always put the laundry in the basement
because doing laundry is hell; lint trap fires kill more
people than bombs
I never learned to fold laundry
just as I never learned to fold a losing hand of poker
preferring to bluff my way out of the alley
and a basket on top of a washer
lets you know said machine is being used
the same way you share these aging halls
sitting in the dark when you can
because everyone is tired
of chasing the light.
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