The Sweetness of a Long Bath

Posted on: February 22, 2015
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The Sweetness of a Long Bath
 
By Charles Clifford Brooks III
 
 
 

Let me admit upfront
that our imbalance
is a byproduct
of my bent cerebellum
left too long
to itself.
 

So, I stayed awake all day
and had our inhibitions darned
like an old sweater.
The good sheets and I
(and you)
are
now spotless.

 

Maybe you’ll
cook Thai tonight.
Later we’ll rest well,
ready to take
any new strife
in stride
tomorrow.

 

This evening,
I will clean the countertops,
then draw your bath,
and these hands will heal your
sore muscles.
When the lights wink out,
we can pray for whatever you want.

 

The world
stays starched and fresh
because of our
equal faith
in
spirit
and
flesh.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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