I'm out of town today, but I'm sharing a humorous poem from "Poetry for Modern Mindfulness" by Jenny Allen.
photo by soikkoratamo
Doing the Dishes
by Jenny Allen
Breathing in, I wash the dishes,
Aware of their usefulness in holding
Nourishing meals that have sustained my family for many years.
I wonder why it is always, always me doing the dishes
And whether, interconnected as all human beings are,
This may be the one exception.
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Allen's poem is a pseudo gatha. Here are real gathas.
A Teaching Life has the Poetry Friday round-up today. Thanks, Tara!