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To the Makers of Bath Products
Lauren McBride


Those of us with poor vision
take off our glasses
when in the shower
and can no longer clearly
read the label on your product.
We already know which
brand we bought.
What we really want to see
in big, bold letters
when sopping wet
and half blind is whether
we just picked up shampoo,
conditioner, or body wash.

© by Lauren McBride.
Used with the author'’s permission.

Lauren McBride finds inspiration in faith, family, nature, science, and membership in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA). Nominated for various awards, her work has appeared internationally in speculative and mainstream publications for adults and young adults. She is the author of a poetry collection for teens, Aliens, Magic, and Monsters (Hiraeth, 2023). Lauren lives in Texas and enjoys swimming, gardening, baking, reading, writing, and knitting scarves for U.S. troops.




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Priceless. Hilarious. So true about all products: writing gets tinier and tinier even with glasses on. I love the line "We already know what brand we bought."
Posted 04/19/2022 05:39 PM
Oh I hear you!! I wish they did :)
Posted 04/18/2022 10:01 PM
Ms. McBride nailed it!
Posted 04/18/2022 07:11 PM
AMEN AMEN AND AMEN again. They could at least make the caps a different color - SOMETHING, ANYTHING.
Posted 04/18/2022 02:54 PM
Lori Levy:
Funny and true.
Posted 04/18/2022 02:41 PM
Wilda Morris:
Before I had cataract surgery, I had to write a big C on the conditioner and a big S on the Shampoo to be sure I grabbed the right container at the right time. I can certainly identify with this poem!
Posted 04/18/2022 10:03 AM
Sharon Waller Knutson:
Loved this wise, clever funny poem. Laughed out loud at "sopping wet and half blind" image.
Posted 04/18/2022 06:49 AM

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