I threw my sorrows in the washer,

on gentle cycle

I scraped lint from the drain,

up to my wrists in water so icy it hurt

I shook them out,

put them in the dryer

gentle again

I figured this last time I would be good to them

give them an easy send off

before I boxed them up and gave them to charity

All I was left with was the lint

so soft and warm,

colored a little like everything that was in the load

so it could go with any item

it always seems like it would be good for something