Margaret Hitch

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February Washing

Today, oranges
Tomorrow, your spanglish ends the evening.
A scattering and bringing together
at the table they made.

Downstairs in the dark
sometimes I let one dim bulb
light a 3 o’clock foray into washing.

And when the machine gives out,
I thank my hands for fishing the threads
from the ice cold washing water.

Another February passes, hour by hour.
A mild one. a reminder of the cold.
A cat who keeps you warm some nights,
nestling in under the covers.

Today, snow.
Tomorrow, a thimble of oil
you spill on the counter.
A meandering walk to the park.
A song.
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