Birthday bath

Taps turned off
I sat in the bath
Tapping cold enamel
With birthday party fingers
Waiting
For everyone to leave.
I don't know how long I sat
In that cold tub
But it could've been hours
Before you arrived
Fresh-faced like it was your birthday
Or something
And climbed in too
(That bone-dry
Bath)
And together
Elbows by ears
We waited
With cheese under our nails
And port-stained faces.
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