Monday, April 12, 2010

Choosing to Breathe

Waiting monster 
hangs out underneath 
the bathtub drain

it scares me
when he grabs my
unsuspecting ankle
sucking me down swirling  
to live with him
in dark, suffocating 

kicking loose 
the choke hold 
licking it's lips to 
enslave me

I run outside 
to gulp 
deep breaths of
garden life

gathering dayspring
 basket full of 

just enough
for the wilderness 


Anonymous said...

good one
keep kickin

Maureen said...

Who knows what lurks below drain deep?

Phoenix-Karenee said...

Augh! I do not need a reason to avoid the shower, you know. *grin*

I like how the imagery balances itself on an invisible, but tangible, fulcrum of truth.

A Simple Country Girl said...

Yeah, that bathtub bully freaks me out too. Someone really ought to woop his bad self. Oh yeah, The Manna-maker already has!


S. Etole said...

what lurks beneath
the bed and drain
to give
one's brain
a sprain ...

M.L. Gallagher said...

Love it -- sort of like the monster in the washing machine -- who really knows what dastardly deeds he can get up to?


Lyla Lindquist said...

I think he's actually under my bathroom sink.

Kathleen said...

Sounds like you all know this same monster? I'm not alone......