Bath time

When I put you in the water do you wonder
why the rest of your day is so dry?
When your skin has stretched to its full stretch
how will you set fire to the space
between the boxes you need to tick?
I can see the tips of your fingers
poking holes in every full stop,
letting the light swim in to drench
your four walls until they crumble.

© Carl Burkitt 2021

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