Labandera (Laundrywoman) (poem and painting)

Labandera (Laundrywoman)
watercolour on paper

humble maid at a humble job

weary, weakened and hunched

haunched over her task

taking care all she can

taking time so spare her tired hands

a kink in the hose

the water stops flowing

but that doesn’t stop her

there’s no time for resting


© Cindy Lapeña, 2011


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