Undoing the Day
Amber Spalding (University of Suffolk)
This act of undoing the day,
The steaming hot shower washing away
The unwanted, a thick swirl in
Not the way his clothes come off –
A heap of texture, cotton and denim
Curl like a snake on the bathroom floor.
See how the day washes off
With a scrub,
As if it never existed at all.
See how the act of undoing leaves conscious desire
Between them both, something
Which neither can explain.
The only thing to do is wrap up
In crisp sheets, skin against skin
Silk against silk.
See how her curves and depressions
Move as she is done.
One body inhabited by two souls.
This act of undoing the day
Moulds the night,
An artist with his sculpture
To be looked upon with desire.
Amber Spalding enjoys all forms of writing, but gravitates towards experimental nature writing, familial narratives, and poetry. She is in her final year of studying for the MA in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of Suffolk, UK, and is currently working on her first novel.