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by Tinker
Rated: E · Book · Writing · #2152501
Inspired by challenges at Poet's Place Cafe, a forum designed to hone your writing skills.
#963788 added August 6, 2019 at 12:43am
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Cleaning the Bathtub Expanding Your Awareness
Cleaning the Tub

My bathtub
has become a killing field.
Daily I retrieve lizard heads
and wipe the porcelain
clean of bloody streaks.
Yesterday my sweet kitty
brought in a little bird
she snatched from the sky,
I rescued it from the tub
and turned it outside to hop away.
Downy feathers flew everywhere.
And last week
while in the shower
I thought I had thoroughly cleaned,
an alligator lizard swam up
out of the drain where
it had been hiding
and circled my bare feet.
My new daily task
has raised my creeped out bar.
                   ~~Judi Van Gorder


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