You’ve Really Got To Know Where Your Towel Is
I use my towel for everything –
I dry myself with it, or wipe dirt off
sometimes I wear it as a short dress,
an improvised hat, or use it as a blanket
I even like to take it to sports events and
twirl it above my head in excitement
people say my towel is dirty, that it smells
but you don’t wash towels
when it gets damp I dry it outside
and then I wrap it around my head
Actually, they’re right
it does stink.
This was written for Chelsea Owens’s Weekly Terrible Poetry Competition #42.
©2019 Joanne Fisher