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Laundry lines II: Great Queen Bosch

Version 2
Oi! This door is not for wrenching wide,
its hinge already breaking, flailing loose.
You've too much stuff. Last time, I almost died!
Well, this is just the usual abuse.

You can't stop messing, can you? Boxers, shirts
and, worst of all, that kinky underwear;
and I could catalogue a thousand hurts
my drum has suffered through your lack of care.

You know, some day I might just shout, "ENOUGH!"
and spin your lad-rags with a deafening roar
till all that's left are tiny bits of fluff...
and then I'll stomp across the kitchen floor!

You'll fall in awe. And I'll begin my reign
as Great Queen Bosch. Now kiss my filter drain!


Version 1
Oy! Careful, please! Don't open quite so wide;
this hinge is worn and even warped with use.
D'oh, too much stuff. Last time, I almost died!
Well, this is just the usual abuse.

You can't keep messing, can you? Trousers, shirts
and, worst of all, those fiendish lucky Ys/trousers' scratchy flies;
oh I could catalogue a hundred hurts,
or more, my drum has suffered through your tries.

You know, some day I might just shout, "ENOUGH!"
and spin your clothes with terrifying roar
till all that's left is tiny bits of fluff...
and then I'll start to cross the kitchen floor!

You'll fall, in awe. And I'll begin my reign
as Great Queen Bosch. Now kiss my filter drain!

- - -
This poem was originally 'Great King Bosch'. I decided to change the gender, because the idea of a Queen is, to me, more appealing <(:-)

Last edited by F.F. Teague; 07-31-2021 at 01:21 PM.
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