PK POETRY LIST - ANTHOLOGY

 

 

CHRISTOPHER T. GEORGE

 

 

Painting the Bathroom Ceiling

 

White, ceiling white, tape the mirror,

the light, the black and white antique

wall tile, paper the tiled floor, and avoid

 

dripping on the cat, we like her striped

not spotted, but my arms hurt as I stretch

to paint the ceiling with this too-small

 

roller... an edger not a ceiling roller.

However, it's just our small bathroom, not

the Sistine ceiling and I'm not Michelangelo.

 

I'll paint clouds white, plain white clouds,

not God and man as they reach out, just me

stretching to paint with a too-small roller.

 

 

 

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