In The Bathroom
This is our bathroom. Firkin likes to stand on top of the khazi or
perch on the frame, poke his head out the window and sing his pigeon song:
coo to you
coo to you too
i was last in the wild
when a very small child
although sometimes i like to pretend
do you do
on the pavement?
i do my do
in a box
your world is so wide
while i'm stuck here inside
with a landscape of socks clocks and locks
boo hoo hoo
i'm so lonely
may i woo you
to the sill?
i've never been sure
what a flick-knife is for
so it's perfectly safe to sit still
Our hot water is very hot, and the bath is longer than average, both
spatially and temporally, which is why there are speakers in the
bathroom. If anyone stays
in there too long, the rest of us play
very loudly at them, as a kind of a threat.
Where can you go from here? Well, you can head into the wild beer-smelling yonder for one thing...