Linda Hepner

Veteran Poet - 1,186 Points (London)

A Hot Shower, Not - Poem by Linda Hepner

This shower’s never hot enough
Not hot enough
However high I turn the knob
It runs hot for a minute, quite hot, then lukewarm
And there it stays.
It’s been like that for months and weeks and days.
So should I call my plumber, PhD?
Or call my best friend Lotty, “me me me”?
The plumber, though he plumbs, is out to rob
And Lotty may well think I’m out to warn
Her of the cost of owning….homes…. and stuff.
Unreasonable demand for constant flow?
Well, this tank needs refilling and a spot
Of tinkering, because it may be slow
But come on God! I like it HOT!

This poem is about nothing!

Comments about A Hot Shower, Not by Linda Hepner

  • Scotty Dogg (1/14/2012 9:11:00 PM)

    Loved it! Nine Girlie! S (Report) Reply

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  • (7/24/2006 7:01:00 AM)

    I like poems like power showers, Linda! They sting as they soothe! (Report) Reply

  • (1/9/2006 12:33:00 PM)

    I hear that cold, short showers will give you more 'poetry powers'. Or at least more time to sit and write them.... Seems to be working! - chuck (Report) Reply

  • (1/6/2006 7:30:00 PM)

    the simple matters of life
    must be dealt with also
    even if
    not love death tears-
    the ordinary
    giving hope
    that poetry
    in every moment
    as does this fine poem
    (Report) Reply

  • (1/6/2006 1:15:00 PM)

    lOl can you up the thermostat at the bottom of the waterheater? this comment too is about nothing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 6, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 8, 2006

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