Shawn L. Bird

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poem- cleaning August 11, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:56 pm
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So many bottles

in gift baskets:

body shampoo

lotion

bath oil

bubble bath

body scrub

Why do all these people think I need

so much help to get clean?

.

.

(cleaning out the bathroom cupboards today)

 

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micropoetry- joy April 27, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 7:23 pm
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Naked girl

giggling down the road

Babysitter chasing

with the bath towel.

Toddler joyfully

on the run.

.

.

.

I can still hear the giggles in memory, though the toddler in question is now 33 years old.  🙂

 

poem- dreaming in the tub April 18, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:51 pm
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In drenched sleep

dreaming

computer rests across my knees

I’m writing

with neck crooked awkwardly

of you

and what happens next

in my favourite novel

and pondering the universe

until wisdom unfolds.

I type it all down,

in my dream

take dictation

from the subconscious

but when I awaken

there are neither words

nor keyboard

and all wisdom has evaporated

in the steam,

or drizzled down the drain.

 

poem- Sochi shivers February 18, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:04 pm
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Snow falling outside the window

Snow falling on the venues at Sochi

While I watch winter,

I dream of hot water:

Olympic bath time.

(They don’t offer a medal for shivering

and that’s my best winter activity).

 

 
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