Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Till the Water Runs Cold

Day #7 April's PAD Challenge entry:

Till the Water Runs Cold

Several minutes and the water runs hot
Fog devours the bathroom mirror
It cries toothpaste splatter tears
I sit and wait for it to take me too
It doesn’t
I finally step into the stall
Holding my breath
Red, water-colored flesh
Wash, rinse, repeat
Hoping soap will chase my thoughts down the drain
Scrubbing your fingerprints from my chapped skin
Unable to scour them from my mind
Wash, rinse, repeat


This is Day 7 post for the Poem-A-Day Challenge:
Today's prompt is: clean OR dirty

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