Into This Vessel

By Ilana Gustafson

Into this vessel
I release the steamy fruition
of digestive manifestation
A stoic drudge
you accept
this bodily witchcraft
with steadfast
a gracious porcelain

There is no other
with whom
I audaciously bare my 
bowel-born alchemy
Our secret ceremony
held sacredly
in this chamber 
of rest

I bow to you
as I turn the tidal lever
Oh glorious keeper 
of caca conduits
Your cauldron conjures 
the aqua pura
blasts my intestinal 
into the underworld
as I am left to linger 
in the frankincense
of fecal fumes

This piece is from The Feminist Toilet #1. To go back and read more, click here.

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