The Life Cycle of Towels

It’s getting rough
around these edges
as we arrive
at the fraying stage,
pulling wayward strings,
aware that the wrong pull
will bring on the great
unraveling, which we know
will be followed by
a protracted thinning,
but hell
today’s a holiday so let’s
bring out the fancy linens
and show those edges
what’s what

#23 of 30 Poems in November to benefit the Center for New Americans. Today’s theme is--what else?--THANKSGIVING.
Joining in on Friday 55 at Joy's place: VERSE ESCAPE