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Small Bathtub

Posted by Captain Lettuce on August 8, 2009 at 7:56 PM Comments comments (5)

He is in a small bathtub, facing the the drain,

sitting with his knees up

and his head down between them,

water running from the showerhead onto his neck

weakly.

HIs limbs are red and white

in the sunlight that breaks into pieces

passing through the transparent curtain.

The sadness is unbearable.

She is

somehow

behind him in the tub,

bending at the waist or kneeling.

He cannot see her

and

he does not tr...

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He and She

Posted by Captain Lettuce on August 4, 2009 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (5)

     Afterwards, as they lay there together, she said a funny thing. Her head on the blanket on the floor against his hip. His proximate arm thrown back above his head in a crook. She said, sliding up with her blue eyes, kissing his ribs, "You have armpit hair like a woman's." She twined the tips of her fingers there, "Everything else about you is all man, all man, but look at it! Just look!"  He bent his chin down to the clavicle and visually considered his underarm ...

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