Monday, February 03, 2003

My Anus

by Jane Kenyon

That year I discovered the virtues
of a bowel movement near my anus.
I don't argue, I don't ask much,
I don't stay out until 3:00 A.M., I just
tape worm segments to my anus.
Several types of worms segments
may be involved, and it is important
to identify all of them for my anus
diarrhea (sometimes with blood),
weight loss,
a rough-dry coat,
and overall poor appearance:
these are the best features of my anus.