Doing the dishes

Porcelain plate

in shivered dress,

adorned with

bubbled soap;

a glimmered, glassed,

fresh offering-

baptised in cleansing

depths, of warm and

sudden drowning;

the past now

put to rest.

Impressionist Writing prompt.

About rosross

Editor, writer, poet.
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6 Responses to Doing the dishes

  1. brian miller says:

    very cool…i have never thought of washing dishes as beautiful before and it makes for a fine metaphor there in the end…smiles..great to see you at dverse…

  2. There’s nothing like a good cleansing to get rid of the past… nice take on the prompt!

  3. Rallentanda says:

    Ha,there is something very quirky about this poem…baptism and a warm drowning of dishes. Very creative…enjoyed it.

  4. Claudia says:

    very cool…you know..reading this makes me wanna go to the kitchen and do the dishes and in the bubbles maybe find a new angle to look at the world..i like

    • rosross says:

      Thanks Claudia. It is sourced, beyond the prompt, in a view the Quakers have, which I read in a book some years ago, that if we approach every task as sacred then not only is it enjoyable, it is an offering, in essence a prayer. I am not religious but I relate to it in a spiritual sense.

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