Two loads in a partial-automatic [poem]

Pressed against the concrete wall
Beneath our dripping laundry
Entitlement, arrogance
Ashamed at the abundance
Of both

For 32 years I’ve known that
Only machines, mothers
Do my washing

And now who am I to be
But that

– Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India // March 2019

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