Dogs 2007

SHITSTREAM
(7/7/07)


I look
down
to witness
a very terrestrial
wastewater negative
of a celestial
event

a floating mass
spewing forth
a brown geyser
of kinetic material
swirling to rest
at an inertial
abyss
far below

a dark star
being pulled apart
by more powerful
tidal forces
of gravity
and time

it has
a certain
visceral beauty
that borders
on disgust

I push
the lever
and watch
this sewage
solar system
disappear down
a public works wormhole
of sanitary
destruction

I must
remember
to flush
after any future
middle of the night
bathroom excursions

these
early morning
scatological dramas
were much
too much
to bear