Dive


Someone has been messing about
there are too many soap suds and
the submarine’s gone missing,

the duck looks on confused
as I do the turtle and sink,

bathtime blues and you’d think
at my age
I’d
get over them,

going under again
looking for the sub
and accidentally
pulling the plug,
next time
I’m showering
just to show
who’s got the power in
this household.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.