laundromat chairs


This was the laundromat by the long-defunct Honey Bear Bakery in the Green Lake area – the Dutch Maid. Hey, I found a photo of it after first posting this. Visit the Dutch Maid!

Laundromat Chairs

dryers gasp hot breath
and spit tennis shoes,
screechy washers blow
smokey soap rings
while three plastic chairs,
blue, yellow, and blue,
sit chained to a concrete wall.

A pudgy, grey-suited janitor
lifts them one-by-one
to sweep dust balls,
causing their anchor chains to rattle
in this bleach-stained dungeon.

blue, yellow and blue brothers,
eye-like rivets staring straight ahead,
making the best of a bad situation,
I guess.


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