Tagged: shower

perhaps the eighth most

perhaps the eighth most
dangerous thing for a spider
in the shower is

a girl without her glasses
on – compassion plays no part
.
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not crying in the

not crying in the
shower because it’s cliché
allows for half a
dozen other options,
like turning the valve
all the way to the
right until the heart
clinches, or turning
it fully left until
conviction melts.
then there’s always
the option of turning
it off – some people
consider crying
in the shower,
while others
stand in long lines
waiting to fill their pails
.
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in the shower this

in the shower this
morning, i am
slowly turning
the knob towards
C for the final
rinse, so that when
i close my eyes,
i have a direct tap
into the atlantic
.
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it’s how dad rises

it’s how dad rises
before daybreak to flush out
the cold water from

the pipes for us – so that we
never have to stop dreaming
.
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absence finds me in

absence finds me in
the likeliest of places –
in the shower this
morning, when i
flip the soap over
so that the
lettering is on
top, there will
be no one to
flip it back
.
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there’s a new haircut

there’s a new haircut
feeling about loss –
how, even after days or
weeks, you are learning
to re-recognize yourself
in the mirror, and stray
snippets keep loosening
and falling off
when you shower,
blow-dry, each a
memory
to be washed down
or somehow recovered
.
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daylight saving starts

daylight saving starts
mostly bite-sized
two tosses less
of dreaming, a handful
of minutes
more standing
in the shower, a tug-
of-war with the
clock, an even later
brunch, nap bumping
into bedtime, a
lost appetite
.
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there are moments

there are moments
while standing
in the shower –
just before
waking
a second
or a third time –
when you recall
those afternoons
when we could
build a pool
around our bodies sitting
in the bathtub,
elbows deep
in toys, splashing
out summer’s
swelter, laughing
away the fleeting
caress
of wrinkles
.
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the super believes in

the super believes in
cold showers as much
as i believe in the
tooth fairy –
i am bringing
my first extracted
wisdom tooth home
to my parents for
safekeeping. i am
standing underneath
a stream of
water
, cooling
my newest wound
.
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every morning i

every morning i
wake up a little
farther from
you.

i am stepping
into my bathtub
and the just smooth
porcelain underneath
6-a.m.-new
toes reminds me
to steady myself.

i turn on a cool
stream, but as i touch
the shower curtain,
i am slipping
again –

there is a give-and
take
relationship
in each morning’s
renewal

i have to keep
accepting
a world without
you each time i
step out
.
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