Thursday, April 25, 2013

Bathtub Poetry

Slow Baths
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,
  and rainbows.

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.

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