Run a bath with lavender oil and find yourself a good book.
Read out loud and learn how to use your breath as you struggle with the heat and the words;
it will become easier as you ease
into the porcelain and stretch your legs over the edge as nobody is watching.
Sink a little deeper into the water
and into yourself, collect all of your edges
and hug them in toward your heart.
Say thank you.
© Kristiana Reed 2019