Baths

a boat shaped vessel with room for one

when you clamber into a bath you are captain, crew, passenger

rolled into one

yet baths require no special skills

nor do they stand on ceremony; in this they are like some beaches:

dress is entirely optional

entering a bath you enter a topsy-turvy world where water fills the craft

not surrounds it — though baths will never sink

head back, you settle down but are going nowhere: baths have no destinations nor sails

yet people have been known to drift off in baths emerging rosy-skinned

and luminous as if fresh from a voyage

*pic courtesy of Pinterest

25 thoughts on “Baths

  1. After reading this, I’ll have to give baths a second thought. A voyage with no beginning or destination.
    How fascinating.
    And rosy-skinned could be the new me.
    Oh and there could be lots of bubbles. Pop – pop!
    Elegant and delightful, John. 🙂

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