Rituals

I enter the bathroom at half past seven.
As usual there are three things for me to do:
close the toilet lid, put the toothpaste back to the mug and hang up the towel.
Every morning the same sequence.
Once in a while I’d like to surprise myself and do something unexpected but I’d know if I planned it, right?

 

magnifying mirror
the tiny secrets
I wanted to keep

 

 

Eva Limbach

Rituals

Dressed To Kill

It was just like that sun glasses commercial I once saw on TV. A beautiful woman dressed to kill on a downtown street waving at me as she approaches from afar. As I tentatively wave back her pace quickens. But by the time she reaches me I can see the disappointment on her face. “Oh,” she says, “I thought you were somebody else.” Taking off my Foster Grants I reply, “I am.”

a walk on the wild side delphiniums

 

Johnny Baranski

Dressed To Kill