Jennifer Boire is another Phenomenal Woman

Canadian hero folds laundry
As luck would have it she was doing laundry
And listening to the radio when she heard
listeners had nominated Terry Fox as
an outstanding Canadian hero.

Folding laundry, with quiet
determination
she understands that chaos
and its theory need to be folded and put
in its place.
That the poet and artist’s role
is to fold chaos and put order
into words is a given,
that the housewife’s role is
to fold laundry and put
order into her house
is a given,
that the poet/housewife has a role
and that both of these roles
are equally essential to the universe
for they promote order
over chaos
is equally true, thus
as long as there are housewives and poets,
the laundry of the world
will never be left in dirty piles
and the dirty chaos lying await
in the basements of the world
will be neatly cleaned and folded
one more day.
– Jennifer Boire

This beautiful poem is part of the 30×30 Word by Word Poetry Challenge.
I am thrilled to have Jennifer here.
I will embellish this post later. Workmen are here to improve this site and web hosting, thanks to Bob at GrayMatter Hosting.
Better run.

All my love and thanks to Jennifer,
S

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  • Jenn

    Ah, I had not seen this Suzi, thank you for posting. What an appropriate Line to hang the poem on!