Our Daily Routine by Katie Lewington

in-between moisturizing my forehead
and shaving my legs
a letter fell through the flap
of metal
onto our hallway floor


you screwing
that jar of
Colman’s mustard

in the kitchen

smearing a tipped knife
onto a stale bagel
and eating it

your feet shuffle
snuffling in those day of the week socks

to retrieve that letter

and to bring it to me

showering me in crumbs
I read the date given
for my doctors appointment

the unspoken lingers

in the air

you break it
‘I’ll be off then’

Katie Lewington
Katie Lewington is a UK based writer and has been drafting, editing and rewriting her bio since she started submitting to literary magazines and journals two years ago. It isn’t as if she doesn’t know who she is, she just isn’t sure what is relevant. Her creative writing can be read at https://katiecreativewriterblog.wordpress.com or https://gumroad.com/katielewington She can be contacted through Twitter @idontwearahat

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