Sunday Snippet, Poem, Warm Water by Bill Chance

“You love me. You ignore me. You save my life, then you cook my mother into soap.”

― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Dallas Arboretum

Warm Water

Complex salts
and surfactants
change the surface tension
make the water smoother
One end loves water
the other oil
The molecules line up, sticking one end in
the other out.
billions and billions in line
to make one tiny
bubble
one unit
of foam.

I know too much
that there isn’t much difference
a chain here
a conjugated double bond
a COOH group there
between lilac
(bath soap)
and the stench of death

maybe that’s the point

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