Hang Tight by Ruth Panofsky

Poem title: Hang Tight
Poet name: Ruth Panofsky
Poem: Looking out
the kitchen window
winter sun
bright on
my mother’s
precision clothesline
boxers and panties
followed by socks
pinned together
in perfect pairs
skirts then shirts
sleeves brushing
dancing lightly
in taut
sharp wind
End of poem.
Credits and bio: Copyright © Ruth Panofsky
Previously published in Bring Them Forth, published by Ekstasis Editions in November 2022.
Ruth Panofsky’s latest book of poems, Bring Them Forth, was recently published by Ekstasis Editions. Her poems have appeared in various journals, including the Literary Review of Canada, Quarantine Review, Shirim, and White Wall Review.