Watching Winning Streak in The Nip

By Not Paul Durcan

Taking my dignity out of the machine for inspection,
I notice it’s shrunk considerably in the hot wash.
From the living room, Marty implores Mary to wave
At the camera to all the Mayo folk watching at home.
I wave back and spin the wheel round three times.
It lands on 40 degrees between the delicates
And the badly stained no longer whites.