Poetry Appearing in Poetry In Motion® Chicago

White Towels

Richard Jones

I have been studying the difference
between solitude and loneliness,
telling the story of my life
to the clean white towels taken warm from the dryer.
I carry them through the house
as though they were my children
asleep in my arms.

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"White Towels" by Richard Jones, from AT LAST WE ENTER PARADISE. Copyright © 1991 by Richard Jones. Reprinted with the permission of Copper Canyon Press.


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