April 14th-Poem

by Samuel De Lemos

April 14:
Poured a bath
lukewarm
sat and read
some Spanish poems.
Then, I opened up
Instagram and played with
hashtags on my iPhone 4.
The bath suddenly cold,
I turned the faucet leftwards
as hot water
made its way towards
my bones.
I felt the surge of warmth and
sunk deeper
into the libation
until my nose
like a periscope
dipped
below the surface I’d poured.

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