Poetry v. The World: Hot Showers


How many other vlogs start out with a shower scene!?

I’m a big fan of very long, very hot showers. It’s an interesting feeling, being in the shower and just not being able to turn the water off. I always just assumed I was still tired and the water was similar to being under the covers in my pocket of tempered air and that’s why my body didn’t want to leave. But then came this poem.

The idea for this poem surfaced when I read a post from a “science facts” Instagram account (as all great art does). It said that people who take long, hot showers are usually incredibly lonely. It claimed that the warmth of the water serves as a substitute for the warmth of human contact, such as from a loved one. When I read this, I’ll admit I was vaguely offended, but I was also intrigued. Suddenly a constant part of my life was ripped into a new perspective. I do, generally feel lonely, but are the showers really are result of that? Usually I say no, and I just think warm water feels nice on your skin, regardless of who you can cuddle up to at night. However, sometimes I wonder if the handle would be easier to turn if I just had someone waiting for me when I got out.


Jonah Sobczak


Last year, I began my first year of college as a film student. However, my artistic style is something I've been trying hone for my entire life. I think my focus lies mainly in honesty and understanding, both of others and myself. My tones can range wildly, but no matter what it is I like to add at least a taste of humor whenever I can.

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