Something tried to remember –
….. and again with payment.
An echo still travelling, yet to return.
A hand gave change and receipt
and swept a rote, punctuated arc … “kitchen, showers, lounge, laundry.”
Laundry!!…. This was the place.
Concrete block endemic of camping ground utilities
3 washing machines, two dryers, one tub
4 metres times 3 metres
4 paces by 3 paces.
vicarious …. I must have walked over the very spot.
Annie said :
love decided when it would appear,
made its own rules,
but attention should be mindful,
take her sister as an example –
a young woman on holiday – hitch hiking
a world woken to in tent and sleeping bag ….
shower, eat, pack, stand on roadside …
new destination –
unpack, eat, shower.
Now and then – one from the road,
letter writing and clothes washing.
pegged, dried, folded.
Powder? It must be in the laundry …
a man is putting it into his bag.
what began as a reprimand, ended in marriage.