John Marsden Writing Topic #343

Take a bath by candlelight then write a poem about it.**

Wash Away

The day is done,

it’s time to rest

before I can

I need to get things off my chest,

relieve my stress,

by washing the day away.

No romantic, candlelit bath for me

a long, hot shower is what I need.

The darkness outside my window,

balances the bright light above me,

no-one can see me

I have the privacy I need

to wash the day off me.

When the day is washed off me,

I leave the safety of the steam,

get myself ready to dream

before I have to do it all again,

lather, rinse, repeat.

**Reference: Marsden J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.