On Bucket Baths

Bucket baths, common for Peace Corps Volunteers, are never easy. This poem illustrates why.

By Benjamin Swanson - Peace Corps Volunteer, Liberia (2012 – 2014)

It’s that one initial pour

Which is the one that I abhor


This poem was selected as a finalist in the returned Volunteer category for the 2015 Peace Corps Poetry Contest. It was selected from more than 1,000 submissions, representing over 50 years of Peace Corps service in more than 100 countries.

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