Tornado in My Bath

There was a tornado in my bath today.

It flipped the room upside down

and shook it until the toilet was gone

and then the sink, the towels, the soap

falling into the sky one by one

my little cooing doves

and only walls remained.

It moved to our bedroom and stole my mother’s

hairpiece before turning to snatch the TV

dragging the black licorice cord along the side of the wall

it seized my sister’s illegal marijuana

and my brother’s brand new paint set

and my favorite AC/DC poster.

It swiveled through the hallway

down the stairs up the stairs

in the crawl-space behind the door

it went under the bed in the covers

it swept the kitchen clean

and came back

looking for water to turn

and turn and turn but there was none.

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