Thursday, January 10, 2008

I Can Hold It by Sarah Eaton

Swimming is out of the question. Get out, and there is all of that decision-making: whether to change or prune. And then there is the peeling off and the peeing. It turns out you can move your suit to the side. But I would never do that with underwear.

There are a lot of things I would never do with underwear.

There are a lot of things I would never do with you. I would never let you spit in my mouth and then spit back into yours. I would never touch your eyelids while you slept.

When I don’t want to do the dishes, when I am having a panic attack, when I cannot take another second of talking to you, I say I have to pee. When you leave the room, though, that’s when I really have to go.

It is your fault that I have acquired this urge. Before I met you I could hold anything forever.


matthew said...

i like this. i am glued to pee week. i am pathetic.

Sarah said...

In all honesty, pee week is making me feel so much better about the world. I am glad that someone else is affected.

Megan said...

how about: I wish I could pee on your face?

or: you deserve to be peed on

or: things i would never do with underwear, or with you

Kathy said...

this is beautiful. i love it.

how about "i can hold it"

Jack Morgan said...

I like this peece very much.