The Steam Room

Drove to the steam room and got fuel on the way,
speeding slightly with music turned down.
Changed into shorts and hit the room
and sat there sweating with fat men.
There was a guy in full tracksuit in the sauna
and a pretty Asian girl in the spa.
Everyone had tattoos and one guy
looked like he may have been stabbed.
Outside in the small pool they played
canoe water polo and a blond girl watched.
A Muslim couple splashed around
with goggles on the inside pool.
I stayed an hour and showered and dressed
went through the turn styles to my car.
I lit a cigarette and turned on my lights
and sped up the road,
thinking how someone had built the fences
around a building site
and how someone else put the advertising on them
and went home.

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Author: leeethomas

Visual Artist, musician and writer from Australia. Interested in Love and the Mind.

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