Latest from Book of Nothing: “First Moment in Hotel Room”

just like the housekeepers left it
like no one has ever stayed there before 
air crisp
scent fresh  
carpet vacuumed 
kingsized bed sheets pulled up so tightly
row of pillows upright against headboard
chocolate mints foily on top 
waste basket empty 
all drawers bare
nothing hanging in closet
desk uncluttered
channel guide, pen&pad, room service menu
uniformly spaced sharp right angles 
dusted countertop
ice bucket dry, ready
drinking glasses in plastic wrap
coffee maker, packets, filters, stirrers in little basket
bathroom towels folded into precise rectangles 
complimentary bottles lined up - shampoo, conditioner, bodywash
bar of soap in small cardboard box
toilet paper dangle creased a perfect triangular point 
it all makes me go, "Ahhhhhhhhh"
a little bit gets on the seat
I reach for perfect toilet paper dangle
hesitate for a moment
then sigh
tear it off   
crumple it up 
wipe my dick and the bowl
before tossing it 
and flushing away forever
it's the beginning
The Great
Of It
August 2017, Boulder, CO
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