​It was all
shiny and new
decked out in
Art Deco
I was sedated
by the hum
of washing machines
the heat of
industrial size dryers
was nodding off
to the plump little
white baby
on the pink box
of soap flakes
if those suds
and maybe some bleach
could make
my black ass
any more blue.

M. Zane McClellan

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Inspired by .to learn the mastery of the thing, a poem by the wonderful Poetess, and gifted artist, Sonja Beskin Mesher