What is cleaning you? Is it the shampoo, washing sweat stains into sewer caves or the silent release smothered by the water’s spray, cascading through your hair, the curve of your spine,
into the rusted drain, where it flows out through a maze eventually becoming a heavy rain dripping on someone’s umbrella, a world away.

John Ingemann is an English Major at Ripon College. He’d like to thank Professor David Graham for all his help over the last few years as his poetry instructor.