The Little Pleasures

My tears filled the tub

in the first bath without you

but that was five full moons ago

tonight the entire solar system

fills my tub

there is more room

for bubbles


and crystals

without you

the foam bursts

with essential oils

the petals curl

and stick to me

like long lost sisters

my body is a garden

humming like the bees

hungry for my nectar

and the jet that used to hide

behind your tired body

now finds an entire universe

between my silver lined thighs

like the floating petals

my toes have room

to curl in new crevasses

because now you’re gone

there is room for me


Words by Zoe Kassiotis

Illustration by Sascha Tan

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