Dishrag draped over the kitchen tap
Waiting for another
Caressing of food encrusted dishes.
Stainless steel sink shining
After bathing the cooking pots.
And to think, when the dishwasher ran,
Cleaning up was a dirty chore,
But with hot soapy water in
A deep hand basin,
Performing ballet with the hands,
And after good food and
With happy thoughts
It’s a pure blessing.