Locker Room

Water from the showerhead trails, cold and limp.
Bracing: one must think of it thus, if hair is to be washed.
And besides, it's simply different to do this.
Think of odd hotels, the quirks and inconveniences of adventures.
Put a hand on the tiled wall, the sleek white squares.
Watch the loose pattering of spray, see how the locker room lights shine through the water's twist.
Brace, and step under the chill.
Cold awake now.
If you are this far, push on.
Wash hair, wash skin: watch the foam carry the comfortable dirt to a gridded drain.


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