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Early Morning Bathroom Blues

head in hands
seated in the position of 
waste and worry

staring at the dark 
stone tile floor 

that i’m sure

is hiding the dust 
i choose to ignore

my bare feet 
expose me

the ventilation fan attached 
to the light switch is 
loud and deafening 

please stop for God’s sake

go dark 

go quiet

the awakening senses
of another day 

begins to diminish 
any hopeful reality 
of my still active 
dream state

am i even awake

what’s it going to be today

there are only 
a few choices to make 

take a shower 

not ready to clean 
my act just yet

misery is an angry woman 
with a plan

and she is not willing 
to seek solace 

until she is heard

every single thought

concerns begin to gather
like beach rocks
posing unhappily 
in east hampton household jars

never left at peace to just lie 
in the cool sand 
until the waves wash 
their imprints 
back to sea

a sorted number of didize, 
shouldize and y knots 

float unceremoniously
without particular order
through my head

a lifetime of 
dark and pretty decisions
have molded and anchored 
inside this white 
barricading cocoon

it seems the center
of my universe
is contained 
within my house
within these walls…

mind drifts to dark and pretty thoughts

to be continued…

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 11/30/2018 6:44:00 PM
I can "feel" this poem on so many levels... I LOVE this so very much!!!! There are too many wonderful lines to mention them all- but one of my very, very favorite parts is your analogy of the concerns beginning to gather "like beach rocks/ posing unhappily/ in east hampton household jars". I seem to gather 'collections' of concerns like that in my head, too! You are simply stunning, my friend! Can't wait to read the rest of this... ;)
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Gabrielle Jordan
Date: 12/7/2018 11:45:00 AM
You are so kind Rhona! I truly appreciate you!!!!
Date: 11/30/2018 1:07:00 PM
a good are heard loud and clear...those early morning runs : )
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Gabrielle Jordan
Date: 12/7/2018 11:46:00 AM
Thank you! Need to not spend so much time in that bathroom. I might disappear:)