Ice Cream, Oceans, and Rainbows
Taking a bath—fast
Must be like
Eating chocolate ice cream
without tasting it
Going to the beach
and turning your back to the ocean
Hearing someone say, “A rainbow!”
and looking at the ground.
I took a long, hot bath
with lavender-scented bubbles and Dead Sea salts.
I propped my feet at the tub’s end and
sank deep within the warmth.
I considered chocolate ice cream, blue ocean water,
I relaxed until my arms floated
to the bubble-covered surface.
I took a bath—slow.
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April is National Poetry Month.