Monday, October 10, 2005

"Poop" by Shuntaro Tanikawa

Originally uploaded by yasmin the storyteller.
"The Bible doesn’t say so
but Adam must’ve pooped.
And Eve must’ve pooped apple-grunt
in Eden’s grasses.
People have pooped
for as long as
there have been people.
It’s no matter it’s no longer
used as fertilizer:
poop will never lose
its odour and its glory.
Poop is as old as history;
as new as the sun that everyday renews.
Of course, newspapers avoid the whole subject."