Every Time I Pee

the stained glass window in my bathroom is broken
I see it every time I pee
three shards of missing colored glass
bleeding non-filtered sunlight –
a washed-out contrast to the flavored
beams shining next to those jagged wounds

a more discerning eye might notice
the scars
on two more pieces of tinted glass;
cracks that promise
to sacrifice their host, hint at
a future for the frame with less glass
and remind of its eventual doom

I’ve often considered repairing that window
but I never do
the missing glass, spiderweb cracks the flaws
make the window less ideal,
but more perfect

Washing my hands today, my face illuminated by
green light,
red light,
yellow light,
broken light,
and spidered light through cracks of glass
I think again;
I really need to replace
that glass.

Ron Sparks

Ron Sparks

Science Fiction & Fantasy Author
Ron Sparks is a science fiction and fantasy author and poet. His book "ONI: Satellite Earth Series Book 1" was recently published and is available on Amazon.com. For more info on Ron, see: https://www.ronsparks.com/about/
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