Written on a Bathroom Wall in Rome by Gráinne Tobin
Written on a Bathroom Wall in Rome
by Gráinne Tobin
published in Banshee, Issue #3, Autumn/Winter 2016
This window is kept open: the catch sticks. Take care not to drop items into the courtyard four storeys below, especially if awakened at three a.m. when nightingales renew their legendary song during the break in traffic before dawn—
if you must lean out, entranced, holding your mobile phone set to record, saving this wonder to your sim card, observe all reasonable precautions, but do not neglect to murmur, Philomel.