Stink Lines*

Dear Lord,

The dishwasher won’t start and

smells putrid and

the Certified Technician won’t be here

to diagnose it ’til next week,

even though I told them:

“It needs a new control panel.”


Give me strength.



Mary Valle lives in Baltimore and is the author of Cancer Doesn't Give a Shit About Your Stupid Attitude: Reflections on Cancer and Catholicism. She blogs on KtB as The Communicant. For more Mary, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.