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. . .

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