Have you ever tried to wash away sadness?

Clean the sticky residue off your hips;

The last reminder your lover left

Before you parted as strangers.

Have you ever collapsed on your shower floor?

Knees buckled under a tidal of tears,

Beneath a blanket of rage,

And relief.

That is how we left on that final day.

Shower door opening and closing-

Encumbered by hydrophilic ideas of each other

That would not easily wash away.