Today I shall launder the towels,
	lay down upon them and dream
	clean dreams. In this
	place the sky is crisp as apples
	the women
	content; white
	sheets ripple like a national flag.
	In this
	place nothing is indelible;
	the rites of soap
	genteel and acid
	unburden me, 
	a second baptism.    



Picture of Poet Kristen McHenryKristen McHenry is a resident of Seattle, Washington and is a poet by night, and a non-profit outreach worker by day. Her work has been published in Wanderings, Della Donna Magazine, FreeStyle Vision, and other publications. In addition to writing poetry, she loves to sing, but only alone in the car with all of the windows rolled up.