would have killed

the washing

in the old days.

only white cotton.

machine on boilies

by mistake,

i fretted over the

red blouse,

with lemon cardigan,

and softis underwear.

oh the miracle of modern fabric,

when the door eventually opened,

i found not red runny,

nor shrunken woolly,

but just clean washing…..

the miracles of modernity.