Bath time by Elizabeth Shaw

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Bath time by Elizabeth Shaw

I understand now,

why my mum had a bath every night,

the ripples caressing and massaging

her neck as she sank lower,

the weightlessness as problems

disappeared in shape-shifting steam,

submerged and enfolded,

noise muffled,





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Elizabeth Shaw is a development manager for a heritage organisation. Born in Yorkshire, she now lives in Cannock, Staffordshire with her husband and daughter. Elizabeth loves writing, nature and archaeology. follow her on Instagram: @shawpoetry