Arriving at motel alone
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Or as a guest in someone’s home,
Before you bathe,
the problems dawn —
Just how to turn the water on.
The handle near the bathtub spout —
To left or right? Or in or out?
For some have single arm that’s turned
(But guess it wrong, you may get burned)
While fixtures of a different sort
A geodesic ball may sport.
I yearn for days of four-prong grips
Like little helms of sailing ships.
I wonder, given all these quirks,
If this is how dry-cleaning works.