Life Above the Mat- Sold

Laundromat Romance, Medford Oregon Photography


Life above the Laundry-O-Mat
At the Suds and Duds,
It can be interesting,
Occasionally, enough.

I live above the Mat
But not for long, I sold it,
It’s where met my boyfriend,
I fell in love with Jim Bob there,
That’s how we met,
He said I needed to do more,
More than just one load at time.

Today I sold the Suds and Duds
I no longer own the Laundry-O-Mat,
Instead I am the new owner of…
Pub-Laundry-O-Matic Launderette In London,
Close to where Jim Bob Chuck lives at.

The Import man and I traded locations
You know he is the washer-dryer consultant,
Or something like that, the salesman,
Says he’s a consultant, but I don’t know,
He wanted to buy my Indiana Laundry,
And my home above the Mat.

He showed me his cash, folded neatly,
From a laundry bag, so sweetly,
I could not believe it.

And I said, “What do you think this is,”
A bank or something like that, I said,
“I can’t do that, taking laundered cash,
It’s not legal,” I said.
Stomping one foot.

You need to show me more than that
Then, he clapped and smiled and repeated,
“It’s a good deal,” he said,
And I just laughed.

So I told him, “Hey Import man,”
“I own the flat and the Laundry-o-mat,
Trade me your Launderette and London flat,
Looking for nothing outside of that.” I said,
I can’t do no cash only deals.

When I told him that, he laughed,
Then we did the deal together,
Import man accepted my offer,
I got the London Pub Launderette and flat,
And all his cash, and I was happy,
All My girlfriends just watched,
And Jim Bob Chuck was so relieved,
He gets his Laundry and beer for free,
Kind of, he’ll have me…ha ha ha!

How about it, it’s the first time
I’d ever seen anything like that,
But it made us happy, we laughed,
And that’s all I know about that.

So life goes on, moving to London soon
Life above the new Launderette,
It ain’t so bad, because I love Jim Bob,
And he loves me and it feels good too,
To have someone and something like that,
If you know what I mean.

I Love You Jim Bob Chuck!

See you soon!

34 thoughts on “Life Above the Mat- Sold

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        I have to work a little harder if I don’t have a prompt or idea, but last week or so has helped considerably. I still don’t consider myself a poet by ANY stretch of the imagination, but I hope she will let me post some of our conversations. One sided, some wouldn’t make much sense. Emphasis on SOME.))))))


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      • Advantage to being Friends, I know whatever you say, it’s in love and compassion and welcomed. Never tried haikus, I just write free form or it slows down my brain. I quit writing after losing first wife and son to a drunk driver. Everything came out ugly and hurtful, and that wasn’t the real me, only hurt and angry. Years have helped me adjust to tragedy and loss more humanly and less revengeful or just mad at world.
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      • You’re human, none of us are perfect, and I am nowhere near. Except to my Nieces, but they’re extremely biased and only 2, so not exactly independent.))
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      • We need more butter. Oh my GOD! WHERE are we going to get more butter. Ruby went home with her mommy, House off market, no worries, not dealing with jumping and leaving every two hours. Too many new homes out here to deal with it. Son will live here and take care of it too. Its perfect. Keep water in the pool and he can take of rottweiler and the yard. I will be worry free.


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  1. Seems like a good deal, trading for a pub/laundromat in London and making a big re-start! I’m sure there are lots of interesting characters coming in for an ale and some suds. Then there’s that Jim Bob fellow…. 🙂


    • Yeah I may have got myself in over my head I don’t know. Maybe Harry will pop in for a pint. I’m hoping Jim Bob and I can do loads and put it away if you know what I mean.


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