Cleaning the Bathroom
Enamel and glass feel smoother than wood
as the mind, barely thinking, goes passive. Meanwhile
the hand, gliding easily over the tile
or toilet or mirror, finds tangible peace,
in the rhythm of rubbing, a kindly release
and the patience of porcelain fixtures can drain
what's flashy or fancy in favor of plain.
In style unpretentious, demeanor serene,
the bathroom is basic. Its function: to clean.