I was prepared, of course,

before the shit went down.

I saw the pipes the day they burst;

the fecal water bubbled up

from over-burdened sewers that

couldn’t hold it any longer.

I wasn’t warned, of course,

but that didn’t really matter.

We all knew it would all come out

on some unfortunate morning

when the Earth would one day spit back

everything we flushed away.

I was prepared, of course,

but that never really matters

Bookworm, Educator, Poet.