Bath Time – A Poem by Brandon White

Hello Friends,

Happy Friday to you all! I have for you another free verse piece to help top off the week.

Enjoy.


Bath Time:

Five decapitated mermaids
float by,

their heads settling
at the bottom of the tub

in the shape of a
crescent moon

As I pour water
through my daughter's hair,

I’m contemplating repetition's
place in our lives

To bathe the child,
to rise in the morning,

to face the challenges
of work, of living

Are these things
not holy?

What could be more
righteous

than selflessly giving our time,
these numbered days,

without the expectation of
reciprocity

It is for you, my little birds,
for you, I answer the call



-Brandon White
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