Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Big Bathroom Scale

by Eileen Murphy

Her eyes
spy me in the morning,
before I've had my coffee,
when I get naked,
no jewelry, no nothing,
not even a bobby pin.
I step up onto her,
and she bears my weight
like the shell-back
of the Great World-Turtle.


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"Big Bathroom Scale" was first published in Obsession Literary Magazine (2013).

A former Chicagolander, Eileen Murphy now lives 30 miles from Tampa. She received her Masters degree from Columbia College, Chicago. She teaches literature and English at Polk State College in Lakeland and has recently published poetry in Thirteen Myna Birds, Tinderbox (nominated for Pushcart Prize), Yes Poetry, The American Journal of PoetryRogue AgentDeaf Poets Society, and other journals.