Tyler Vile

THE BATH


Naked and wobbling,
Fingertips pressed
against the graceless,
wispy hairs on my chest.

A ring of residue
caked green
across the tub.
hot water. hands
around my neck,
eyes shut, barely
breathing,
feet against the drain.
I wished the tub was
filed with blood.

Couldn't see the showerhead shining

or the seashells by sink.



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