Lather II: Sink and Drain

Lather II: Sink and Drain

I watch us drain.
Scalding water scours scars in my skin,

where your fingernails now fail to trail. 

I watch us drain.
We drip, stick to the slick, soft sides of the sink.

Porcelain drinks from us.

I watch us drain.
The soap traces constellations;

the sink will remember this.

I watch us drain.
Water revives, refreshes, redeems.

We lather, seep and soap-stain the sink.

I watch us drain.
Towel dries hands carved

by scars and cleansing constellations.

I watch us drain.

I watch us drain.


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