Treasure Island

Peter Shea


Poems of Peter Shea

1. ~~It was May, The Summer of my 12th Year~~ 11/28/2005
2. ~~Night Sweats~~ 11/28/2005
3. ~~Setting For One~ 11/28/2005

~~Setting For One~

Hot water splashing, over food-soiled dishes, like dirty dancing
Water lapping, pooling along the gritty face of corning ware
Forks, knives and spoons drowning - water advancing
This chore intimate, warm – wet, my nightly affair
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I could use paper plates – no, that’s a soggy hell
But then no need for Joy Liquid, my nightly cologne
I prefer the upscale squeaky clean of Corelle
One plate, glass, fork, knife, and spoon – each bathes alone

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