O! Great pile of washed clothes longing to be flattened
Desperate for those crinkles to be squeezed out and sleeves folded!
O! You have recently become a living beast,
crawling over the spare bed without concern for anything else.
O! You eat up whatever you come across,
tentacles of trouser legs and even the occasional skirt
a monster made of pockets and collars
pleats and cuffs (actually I’m not sure this pile has anything pleated).
O! For weeks I have stared at you,
watching you grow, lovingly tending you
and helping you (lots of washing being done)
and now, your time has come.
For here and now, today I announce
that I am about to do the ironing.
Image: from stock.xchng. Please note that this is NOT my iron. Mine is ever so slightly more modern.