we’ll wash this old shirt clean
of the dirty words
that stained us with their poison

we’ll soak what we’ve worn for so long
let the sore spots bleed out  

with astringent soap
and clean water
we will purify
the fabric of our love

we will drain
the antagonistic banter
hang our washed heads to dry
in breezes gentle caress
warm sunshine dress

we’ll forget our dirty laundry
and like clothes fresh off the line
we’ll give Us
a second life

Suspend by Jerry Frost

Jerry Frost is a prolific, edgy and colorful artist. See more of his art at: http://www.jerryfrost.com/