Thursday, August 26, 2010
On threading our rented trolley
between the aisles of a supermarket,
we acquired a bottle of bath oil.
As one does.
"Revive & Restore", the label advises.
Very calming. Very restive.
When one is prone, susceptible.
It prompts the smoke detector to howl
everytime we pour a bath.
It triggers a bout of anxious scrabbling.
The effect is less than therapeutic.
Sandalwood, surely, is quite innocuous,
a dash or two of an essential tear.
The pepper spray is an alarming twist.