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Sally Molini

Laundromat Report


At Whale of a Wash

the daily all-day news cringe –

overhead TV loud

with political ir-rationales

and sly ditzy spins,

hot air blowing

through whatever gets drummed up,

each cycle tumbling onto the next

hot-wired fluff-and-fold. 

My jumble of queasy quasi-happiness

uneasy, something looms

unshiftably big –

I-spy little front-load eye

tired of how washed-up

history-in-the-making is.




SALLY MOLINI is a writer and freelance editor whose work has appeared in various journals, including Denver Quarterly, Beloit Poetry Journal, Best New Poets, Barrow Street, and Cimarron Review. She lives in Nebraska.



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