After the Shower

There’s a moment,

after turning off the hot water,

that I notice my surroundings

when it’s just me,

naked and alone.

There’s a moment

that I’m in a state of confusion,

unsure of where I am

when it’s just me,

naked and alone.

There’s  a moment,

where I question everything,

where I feel everything,

when it’s just me,

naked and alone.

There’s a moment

that I try to commit

do I open a door and

feel a rush of new things,

when it’s just me,

naked and alone?

There’s a moment

when I touch the handle,

and I contemplate everything

when it’s just me,

naked and alone.

There’s a moment

when I decide to move forward,

and brace myself for the change

when it’s just me,

naked and alone.

There’s a moment

when I start to realize

even after the shower,

when it’s just me,

naked and alone.

In that moment,

I know nothing changed.

I’m just as vulnerable as before

because it’s just me,

naked and alone.

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5 thoughts on “After the Shower

    1. I agree with simonfalk28–the repeats are highly effective in your poem!

      Have you tried hot ginger tea with your hot shower and some aroma therapy soap? They work great, and I find that my favorite music playing in the background helps me get my mind geared up in a shower–geared up for relaxation and rejuvenation, that is.

      I find that there are good times and wrong times to contemplate the major lines of my life, and showers and hot baths (for ME), are the wrong time to be thinking of changes and major decisions. I.e., when I am at my most alone and vulnerable, I’ve learned not to fuss too much about all the work that still needs to be done in my life. I want to do that sort of thinking when I’m feeling better and looking my best. Sending you encouragement, goodwill, and blessings!

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