Salt into Soap

By the paper-thin light of flickering shadows

She sinks, against porcelain skin

Eyes unblinkered: closed lids, sore

Her hair a tumble of fragile knots

Lips submerged beneath perfumed foam

Fists bobbing on water like impatient buoys

The muffled sounds of music skim the surface

And without warning she finds herself humming

Frowning lips: half mouthing the words

‘Your love puts me at the top –

of the world’

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2 comments

  1. Really like this mixture of funny and sad – I grew up with The Carpenters being played in the car and at home all the time and can’t get the tunes out of my head. You’ve written a great piece here. Nick

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