I take my finger to the sliding doors
pull away water from the surface,
spelling out "HI"
in messy streaks on the wet glass.
Really, though, I write "IH":
backwards for me so it's the right way for
the someone reading from
the other side.
as far as I know,
never has been
And I know it's childish,
know it's silly
but I can't stop writing "IH,"
keep spelling out backwards words on the shower doors
and the someone that there never has been keeps not-answering.
Every time I start my shower,
on the sliding doors are
the remnants of
last shower's backwards greeting
more faint than last time
but still there.