The Dirty Laundry Poem – Erica Jong #Poetry

This is the dirty laundry poem-
because we have traveled from town to town
accumulating soiled linen & sweaty shirts
& blue-jeans caked & clotted with our juice
& teeshirts crumpled by our gloriously messy passion
& underwear made stiff by all our joy.

I have come home to wash my clothes.
They patter on the bathroom floor like rain.
The water drips away the days till you.
The dirty water speaks to me of love.

Steamy in the bubbles of our love,
I have plunged my hands into hot water
as I might plunge them
in your heart.

After years of spots & splatters,
I am finally coming clean.
I will fly to you with a suitcase of fresh laundry,
strip my clothes off, heap them on the floor,
& let you scrub my body with your love.


Author & Written By : Erica Jong

16 thoughts on “The Dirty Laundry Poem – Erica Jong #Poetry

  1. I have to agree with onewithclay, this poem was written by Erica Jong. I’m sure you simply meant to give the author her credit, but in the rush of publishing forgot that you failed to follow through with that function. As you might guess it can be a dangerous oversight, subjecting you to fines, so I would advise your taking care of it right away.

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  2. Hi VishalDutia. Like the poem with two ex-wives that is something I would not do! Thank you for liking “Disturbing! “And for wanting to follow my poetry adventures! Like all things Paranormal! UFO’s! Conspiracy theories and facts! Observing this crazy society! Writing is my passion that keeps me sane and alive! great to meet you. #TheFoureyedPoet.

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