Gotcha laundry

This piece of fluff was written for the D’Verse Poetics challenge to write a laundry poem.

When the permanent press get a whiff

and start to sniff

the stained seats of power,

they start to front-load the ‘news’

and then rinse and repeat

until their designated target gets the heat

of the hearsay tumble dryer

or gets pegged out to dry in the summer sun.

Then begins the target’s spin cycle

and the fluffing of the facts

to ensure the wrinkles are ironed out

and any stains are bleached

with the lye soap of fake news

until the target comes out lemon fresh

and looking whiter than white

and the cycle moves on

to the next 24 in the 7.

25 thoughts on “Gotcha laundry

  1. This is great! I thought about going this direction, they stayed with the traditional I love how the metaphor(s) fit so well into the ongoing talking heads and their spin cycle. Now that their favorite target no longer on the dart board they have gone to turning us into a society of “I’m Sorry!” Even the cartoons are targets! I think they need to get a life!!

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  2. ” the lye soap of fake news until the target comes out lemon fresh and looking whiter than white and the cycle moves on,”… love this- a most brilliant, brilliant write!

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