Poetry topic idea: cleaning

Today’s poetry topic idea is cleaning.  There are a number of ways a poet could write about cleaning.  A poet could write about:

  • Cleaning a building.
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  • Cleaning workers.
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  • Spring cleaning.
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  • Cleaning metaphorically.
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  • Sanitizing.
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  • Cleaning an object.
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  • Clean as a metaphor for being off drugs.
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  • Clean in a medical sense.
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  • Clean as in containing no objectionable content.
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  • Cleaning up a town (as might be seen in an old western).

 

Here is a poem using the idea of cleaning:

they thought the staff
was overpaid
until the staff left
and they themselves
had to do the work