NaPoWriMo Day 2

Planned Obsolescence

Dear washer,
left in living room
I regret replacing you.
It must have been hard
yesterday
to hear another
machine fill up with water
when unplugged.

Powerless
unable to spume
as new machine takes over
agitating clothes
no secret
planned obsolescence
lesson brave little toaster
learned on Mars.

I tested out my new washer and dryer. They work well but as I posted on twitter yesterday –

I do not like it
Sam, I am, I do not like
high efficiency

The new washing machine is extremely loud in comparison to the old one. 😦 It does use a lot less water and seeing as we live in a desert water conservation is a good thing. But I felt bad as the old washer is sitting in my living room right now waiting to be moved to my mother-in-law’s house.

NaPoWriMo Prompt – And now, our (as always, optional) prompt, provided to us by NaPoWriMo participant Carla Jones. Today, I challenge you to take your gaze upward, and write a poem about the stars. You may find inspiration in this website that lists constellations, while also providing information on the myths associated with each one, as well as other salient information. Your poem could be informed by those myths or historical details, by the shapes or names of the constellations, or by childhood memories of seeing them. Any form or style will do.

Well it loosely follows the prompt since I was reminded of The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars. The spin cycle on the new machine makes it sound like it will launch into space. Plus the clip from the movie has the voice of DeForest Kelley. Yes, I have to pay homage to Star Trek.

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