Juliet Humphreys

Juliet Humphreys’ poems have appeared in a range of magazines, including The North, The Rialto, Orbis, Acumen, South Bank Poetry, Obsessed With Pipework and (online) Ink, Sweat and Tears. In 2021 she was shortlisted for ‘Primers’ (Nine Arches Press).

Mrs Hitchcock takes a bath

I’m not so sure about showers –
if you must know it’s the sound
how it rushes, pounding,
drowning everything
and, dear, sometimes –
I know it’s probably only the pipes –
but sometimes it screams
so I’ll just take a bath
and if it’s all the same with you
I’ll lock the door.
Dearest, don’t look at me like that,
you know I care about the water too –
I’ll just put less ice in my gin.

Juliet Humphreys

First Published at Ink, Sweat and Tears (online)

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