Tagged: bath

at the window, toy

at the window, toy
dinosaurs bath in the noon
light – an hour a

day keeps extinction events at
bay – my heart’s all set to evolve
.
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in the middle of

in the middle of
the night,
the hot water takes
six-point-two seconds
longer to come –
my body’s in the
bathtub objecting, my
brain is somewhere
else, making
all sorts
of concessions
.
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sneaking in a bath

sneaking in a bath
before sunrise, i have all
the hot water in

the world, and no one is waiting –
dreams shake loose, float towards the edge
.
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you took me to the

you took me to the
sutro baths, and those
late afternoon
edges were so
sharp, i pretended
to be brave.
against all
heights, i longed to
sink into the
waters to ground
myself, trading one
death for another
.
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between broken and

between broken and
fixed, there’s a perfect bath – let’s
meet in the middle,

drive ourselves crazy – look, the
mirrors are starting to fog
.
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there are endeavors

there are endeavors
that require little
practice – perfecting
the afternoon
bath, for example
.
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they say sleep arrives

they say sleep arrives
like a tidal wave – you are
bound to go under.

the trick is to be ready,
gathering toys for the tub
.
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summer catches us