Shower Poem by Herbert Nehrlich


Rating: 3.8

There was only a note
on the living room door,
and in lipgloss she wrote
'I can't take it no more.'

I had seen it all written
on the dimly-lit wall,
if I hadn't been smitten
in the 'Y''s shower stall

by Roberta's black beauty
and the curly, coarse hair,
though at first she was snooty
wondered how I could dare.

I'd forgotten my glasses
in the changing room locker,
and when players and lasses,
after hours of soccer

rushed to gain a quick place
I had seen only blurs,
where in neat lower case
it spelled 'his' and then 'hers'.

Being legally blind
I had grabbed the first door,
not expecting to find
naked beauty and more.

Since the door's automatic
it swung shut in a blink,
with my spirit ecstatic
I just flashed her a wink.

'I'm so sorry', I mumbled
'and my eyesight is poor,
or I wouldn't have bumbled
into THIS place, for sure.'

'If your eyes cannot see,
you must use your two hands,
it's the same thing with me.'
And as manner demands

I most quickly now stripped
grabbed the soap and began
while my beating heart skipped,
rubbing foam on her tan.

I will spare you details
but the bell rang to wake,
and a dream seldom fails,
is it real or fake?

So, not guilty, I think
though there still is that note.
It began with a wink
and 'Godd-bye''s what she wrote.

Gina Onyemaechi 27 March 2006

Now that's what I call seriously happy dreaming! ! LOL. Thanks for the smile, Herbs. G.

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Mary Nagy 28 March 2006

A very funny poem Herbert. :) Sincerely, Mary

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Ernestine Northover 27 March 2006

Very, very good Herbert, and it was nice to have some humour in it too, it made me smile. Thanks, I needed that. Love Ernestine XXX

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Scarlett Treat 27 March 2006

As we say here in the South, Legally blind, my hind foot! Feeling your way in place of eyesight, Uhhuh! ! and as the kids say nowadays, Yeah, Right. Ha, very funny poem. Scarlett

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Raynette Eitel 27 March 2006

Mmmm, Herbert...what a fun poem. Raynette

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Esther Leclerc 27 March 2006

Light and winking, this! 'Legally blind'... I bet! ! ! Thanks for the laugh. Esther : ]

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