New Poem: There’s Mold in Our Shower

There’s Mold In Our Shower
by Ed DeCaria

There’s mold in our shower, it’s grown by the hour,
I’m practically covered in green.

The tiles are fuzzy, the curtain is skuzzy,
I’m warning you: it’s quite a scene.

The soap and shampoo left a thick residue so
I don’t feel especially clean.

I’d hoped to feel better, but now I’m just wetter
And dirty and moody and mean.


© Ed DeCaria, all rights reserved.


I’m certain I’m not the first or last to be grossed out by the presence of mold or mildew in the shower. One particular time I recall being so disgusted that I hopped out, grabbed a bathing suit and a scrub brush, and didn’t stop cleaning until I had ripped the decayed strips of caulking out.  Thought this poem captured the mood quite well.

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  • Greg Pincus

    I am also not a big fan of mold. I have been in showers where it was covering the ceiling and… uh… no, I didn’t feel clean no matter what. And I think it’s hard to ever see the surface as clean again – very lady Macbeth, I know.

    Welcome to the blogosphere!

    • edecaria

      My first visitor, and unsolicited at that! Thanks, Greg. Appreciate the support and as I think you know, I am a big fan of Gotta Book (see ‘Troublemakers’ links at right).

  • Eric VanRaepenbusch

    We just bought a new house. I love everything about the house, but our shower. It looks like it is held together by silicone — the installer must of used 6 tubes! There is no way it is going to leak. When I come into some money — the shower is the first thing to go!

  • Amy @ Hope Is the Word

    This is funny and icky at the same time. I like it! :-)

    • Ed DeCaria

      Thanks, Amy. Most kids’ entire lives are funny and icky at the same time, so I’d say this fits the bill!

  • Renee LaTulippe

    Ed, your comments are as funny as your poetry. I think I just became a stalker.