my mother ironed my school shirts

white blouses that go with plaid skirts

and tucked her love in the pockets


now I’m the mother who irons rarely

trying to raise my kids so fairly

making sure to buy clothes with extra pockets


and when the day is ending

and I am missing or feel I’m fending

I treasure what I find in the laundry pockets


so now I am collecting

what others think is for rejecting

the lining of your work pants’ pockets

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