Doing It Wrong

by Steve Mitchell

I pulled

my bathroom door

once

off its hinges

and almost

landed

on my butt

trying to exercise

like a guy

I saw

online

only his door

didn’t come off

and he didn’t

cuss

the profanity

of solitude

and porcelain

and doorknobs

that ended

my workout

right there

with my

shy bladder

I had to fix it

can’t go a day

without a door

so I fixed the door

the bathroom door

with

dowels and screws

and

wood glue

not quite

new

that’s all

just a thing

sometimes

I guess

in life

you

pull doors

down

then hang

them

up

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© Steve Mitchell 2016

 

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