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Bubble Bath - Lauren Miller

Laid flat in the dishwasher today


let the soap get in my eyes


broke all the plates beneath the pleats of my stomach


Then I wept for six or seven hours

and threw away all my blinds


so that my body can get used to being seen

and my arms will stop harboring my skin

in their ashamed embrace

when my girlfriend wants to take a bath

without a layer of foam suds hiding our nakedness


the water

being the only thing we touch

with any sort of sexual implication

 

Lauren Miller is a twenty-something poet who has non-ironically watched too much reality television and published a chapbook of queer poetry with Bottlecap Press in 2021. She has just completed her first full-length collection, and when she is not querying publishers, she is working on a feminist speculative fiction novel.

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