I have begun to feel quite afraid
Which I never used to, at all!
My bath has become very slippy
So I’m afraid I will slip, trip or fall!
I came by a “firm-hold” bath mat,
Though it makes me feel rather old.
‘Twas on a cut-out aimed at the elderly
And I couldn’t resist its resistance to mould!
It has a spongy exterior,
With special, secure suction caps.
This should relieve my anxiety
When I bend to reach for the taps!
I chose the transparent option
It’s subtle and will blend in more.
Rushing to put it in place,
I prepare for rubber duck galore!
Deciding to play it safe
I first try it sitting down,
I wiggle my buttocks from side to side,
Though my smile turns into a frown.
Something here is very wrong –
I quickly get to my feet.
Looking over my shoulders, I find
It didn’t make a very good seat!
The suckers are glued to my bum –
I’d placed the mat upside down
Vigorous tugging won’t even release them
I must look like a right clown!