In Praise of My Beautiful Drains

We should be more appreciative of drains.

This underworld

of ssoft ssslithering sslime

sliding where?




sslipping sslow ssludge

to septic tanks or sewer pipes or

ssesspits, (the old way)

settling to a smelly slough;

society’s waste slowly transformed

to something valued.

Occupied by serious worms

A sseething silt, fertile

with stench enough to stimulate sickness

or possibly even

an appetite.

Assisted on its way here by a certain species

of sewage specialist

Half a day with drains

and oh,

bring on the sandwiches.

By Dave Goulder

Last Updated on 10 June, 2021 by Kyle Chronicle

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