In the waterless bathtub

    in her street clothes

    rests Dot


She thought this through

first laid down a towel for comfort

and will not be moved

    Calls for back up

    have been made

    and when her granddaughter arrives

    inquires why this



annoyed by the fuss

answers with passionate vexation

“Can’t a girl

sit fully dressed

in the tub

in peace

if she wants to


    © Julie Ayers

    April 2012 – NaPoWriMo 7



About Julie Ayers

Seasoned apocaloptimist, keen admirer of well-placed words, fierce mama bear of extra special children, black belt hugger, and advocate for a fashion rebellion which elevates the most human of hearts to socially acceptable outerwear.

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