In The Absolutely True Diary, Mary Runs Away writes enthusiastically to Junior about the telephone in the bathroom of her honeymoon hotel room: “It’s on Flathead Lake and we had a suite, a hotel room with its own separate bedroom! And there was a phone in the bathroom! Really! I could have called you from the bathroom.”
This poem looks at that same detail in a totally different mode. I thought it might be a nice complement to our reading to see another facet of Alexie’s voice.