Spock the Vegan

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Hot Tub Rejuvenation - Poem by Spock the Vegan

The hot tubs at the fitness center.
Are divine for people who enter.

When you are as old as me you ache.
The inside tub has kids you can't take.

But the outside tub won't take kids.
People under age 16 it forbids.

You open the door and gasp from the cold air,
Then hurry in the tub as fast as you dare.

You find the water is way too hot.
But after a minute, it is not.

You soak while the effervescent bubbles foam,
'Til you can calm your restless-leg syndrome.

You get in front of the powerful jet
Until your backbone joints can get reset.

You float to the top where the sun can shine in
To get vitamin D forming in your skin.

You relax and make yourself quite at home.
Never mind your Korsakoff syndrome.

Topic(s) of this poem: water, release, sun, vitamin, coldness, forget, healing, health, kids, relaxing

Form: Couplet


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Korsakoff Syndrome is having memory loss caused by a Vitamin B1 deficiency.

Comments about Hot Tub Rejuvenation by Spock the Vegan

  • Grace Jessen (9/12/2016 12:31:00 AM)


    Aahh! I enjoyed this poem. Reminds me that once I sat in a hot tub outdoors in Juneau, Alaska, in February with lots of snow piled up around it as fine snowflakes sifted down into the water. A good memory. The only bad part was getting out of the hot tub and trying to hurry back to the house. (Report) Reply

    Spock The Vegan Spock The Vegan (9/24/2016 10:32:00 AM)

    In my case the tub was close to the door. I only got cold when getting in it.

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  • Kim Barney (11/24/2015 9:17:00 PM)


    Thank you for adding the poet's note explaining what Korsakoff syndrome is. (Report) Reply

    Spock The Vegan Spock The Vegan (9/24/2016 10:29:00 AM)

    No problem. I don't actually have it.

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/23/2015 10:33:00 PM)


    Ah, by watching the picture itself I feel relaxed, Such a wonderful poem, Thanks for sharing...10 (Report) Reply

    Spock The Vegan Spock The Vegan (9/24/2016 10:27:00 AM)

    Thanks for your high vote. May the peace always stay with you.

  • Kim Barney (11/22/2015 11:10:00 AM)


    Very relaxing poem. However, in the poet's notes you should have explained to ignoramuses like me what Korsakoff syndrome is. (Report) Reply

  • (11/21/2015 11:40:00 PM)


    An experience that shared with readers in a good poem and likes. (Report) Reply

  • Austin Warwick (11/21/2015 11:14:00 PM)


    I actually love this. This is why i love poetry. You can make anything a poem. This is a 10 for me (Report) Reply

    Spock The Vegan Spock The Vegan (9/24/2016 10:25:00 AM)

    Thanks very much. A poem like this is best written right after the event.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 21, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 13, 2016


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