1.04.2012

restroom

in a cube of shiny white
there is a straight chair
with a brown leather seat
that no one ever perches on.
it's across from the toilet.
the mirror is relentless,
but sometimes i hide in here.

21 comments:

  1. I so love this poem!!!!!!!! Brilliant!

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  2. The bathroom is my favourite hideout too!

    What I notice is the cubic shape of this poem, the small room, the rigid chair, the four-cornered mirror, and the perfection of retreat.

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  3. I hide in the bathroom,too! lol
    I feel like I'm in cube,when I read your words~
    Well Done!

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  4. I keep revisiting the image of the chair.

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  5. I get to stare at a yellow-tiled wall (old house).

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  6. are you kidding, this is my work bathroom.
    mother of small children, no privacy at home! :)

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  7. Hiding is not a bad thing sometimes. I hear you.

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  8. bathroom=office

    I get no time in there, though - 4 chicks live here.

    "the mirror is relentless" - hellz yeah

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  9. Reminds me of the night I got up in the middle of the night, while husband and dog snored, and wrote limericks on graph paper in the bathroom.
    Brilliant, Marian!
    K

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  10. When I was married and my son was growing up, I made long hot baths my inviolable escape hatch. I told them, don't knock unless the house is burning down. (Amazing how often the house WAS supposedly burning down...) Nowadays it's just me and doggy, and I don't even have to close the door.

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  11. Excellent description--very visual, and the mirror line sews it all up.

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  12. i'm so pleased that everyone likes this!
    very kind of gut-level this was for me to write.
    you never know what will resonate! thank you, friends.

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  13. hehe, hiding in the bathroom is a favorite pasttime. Love it.
    eden

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  14. I think many women can relate to hiding out in bathrooms! Sometimes it's the only place we can get a modicum of privacy (and then not always!)

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  15. I love this...the bathroom is my private sanctuary.

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  16. sometimes *I* like to hide in the bathroom too.. especially ones that have a couch in them. so sophisticated.

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  17. Love this! But eventually someone will find you.

    xo

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  18. I love this, how it reflects the feeling and idea so perfectly within it's shape and tone. To hide in the bathroom, an idea of many layers in itself.

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  19. i love that people relate to this poem. hah!

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