The Longest ShowerThe Longest Shower12 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
The water was hot.
God, it was hot. Probably the hottest water I'd ever felt. I wasn't gonna say jack shit about it though. I wasn't gonna move out of it neither. As far as showers go this was my first real one in two weeks that felt more like 2 eons.
One boy. One bar of soap. Hot water.
No guards. No fights. I was happy that the only blood running down the drain was old. From ancient souvenirs of the 39 days prior. 1 day passed out in an empty lot at the intersection Broome and Hester with a 6-inch knife through my thigh. 1 day in the hospital, and 37 days in the hands of people deemed caretakers. Minus the care, earned me 4 minor stab wounds, a broken clavicle, and a face that looked like frozen hammered shit.
I needed things to be different.
God the water was hot. But I wasn't gonna say shit. I wasn't gonna move and I wasn't gonna touch the little delicate knob with the small cursive C in cerulean blue. I washed away blood, scabs and the faint smell of stale despair. I got out, and