Monday, March 2, 2015

cleaning adolph's tub

This poem is inspired by the photo at The Mag, Tess Kincaid's weekly poetry prompt.



cleaning adolph's tub

what can wash 
                      the grit
from this man's tub

bits of bone float 
                          porous

but abrasive rub

drains fill 
             with ash 
and teeth

even the pipes 
                         shriek

14 comments:

  1. I saw a comment you left about this being a write for Tess and it brought questions to my mind. I know very little of Tess's family background..or how she picks her prompts but when I saw this on Sun I knew we'd have some powerful takes coming up.

    Like taking a bath in Hell! I'm shrieking too! Haha! TY for visiting my work it means a lot being you're so talented! <3

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  2. This is such a great piece. Powerful images here.

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  3. Well chosen images - particularly the pipes that shriek

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  4. This was raw and quite powerful

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  5. very powerful words here..x

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  6. A sharp, stark response to the prompt...

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  7. It may be one of Tom Ridles Horcruxes ? ....

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  8. Shrieking pipes says it all....! Really liked this, Karen.

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  9. Made my hairs raise and then when I read 'even the pipes shriek', my blood ran cold. Excellent.

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  10. Cool! Adolph achieved what he really sought even though it was infamy instead of eternal fame.

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  11. even the pipes. oh, well done. so terrible

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