Singing in the Shower

For today’s prompt, write a blank in the blank poem.

Singing in the Shower

When my muse tells me she’s going to take a shower
I feign disinterest, pretend I’m fixing a stanza,
until I hear the rush of a sudden waterfall
and the rattle of a plastic curtain closing.

I sneak in, not just because in there she’s naked,
but to get a front row seat, as her voice,
magnified by the hard surfaces, fills the air
already dripping with steam.

The warmth and her soprano embrace my mere human body.
Some songs I know— Mary wondering how to love him,
Butterfly’s longing for that beautiful day
or Mimi asking for a light— it all resonates.

And sometimes she lets me in,
to sing a duet.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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12 Responses to Singing in the Shower

  1. Cassa Bassa says:

    Never thought of the shower can be a recording studio. 😃

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  2. trE says:

    Ooh, I love this. Especially the last two lines. Very clever, Bart.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. ivor20 says:

    ‘Singing in shower together’ sounds like a lovely song ..

    Liked by 1 person

  4. How Beautiful. Sounds like love to me!!!!!

    On Wed, Apr 6, 2022 at 3:25 PM Bartholomew Barker, Poet wrote:

    > Bartholomew Barker posted: ” For today’s prompt, write a blank in the > blank poem. Singing in the Shower When my muse tells me she’s going to take > a showerI feign disinterest, pretend I’m fixing a stanza,until I hear the > rush of a sudden waterfalland the rattle of a plastic” >

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  5. The the nature of the beast, I suppose

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