My Number Two Piece

By Christian J. Perfas

Christian J. Perfas, 
hereby willingly identify as one 
who does not.
to poop in public restrooms

Digestive health be damned:
I will clench my butt muscles 
hold back curry-spiced demons
if it means getting to go #2 
in my #1 way: 
in complete and utter privacy,
apart from the rest of the world
checking Twitter, playing Candy Crush,
reconnecting with God. 

I am an artist
can’t help but appreciate the fruits of my labor
whatever shape they take
whatever way I make them

pooping is both pleasure and prayer 
a time of waste
that is never a waste of time

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

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