#accent #laundry #foldingclothes #coysmile #gentlenod #subtlewink




I time it out

to turn on a dime


I’m retrieving my clothes

from the dryer;

folding them;

piling into my hamper


Her load of wash

is completing spin cycle


Subtle winks

and a gentle nod

meet with a coy smile


She praises the print

on a T-shirt

as I fold it


I notice lace & silk

among her effects

but abstain from comment


some things, 

I have always been told,

are left unsaid


I fold my clothes

She loads her clothes

in the other dryer


I make a joke

about the weather

before retreating to my room


She laughs sweetly

& tells me I’m funny

in delightful Bengal accent


I murmur

a barely audible thank you


Hello and goodbye

until next time