Friday, 22 February 2013


The Return:
From the Bathroom

Every night I'm shuffling
Dancing in the song
Geriatric in life

Slow, quiet, shuffle
No drag, not a shuffle

Drag is loud

Not shuffling
Plodding? Is this what books call plodding?

Little steps
Tiny steps
Mere inches up
A few inches forward
Slow, quiet, baby steps

Avoid the stub
Avoid the step on
The run into

Don't trip
Don't fall
Still stumble

Left by me
Left by the cat
Left by the night

Walls move in the dark
New angles

Too much furniture in a small Toronto apartment

------ Christine Sweeton, 2013