01 February 2014


if it isn’t a novelty to write in the toilet 
I’m passé and very unfashionable, in 
my own way I am a creature of habit 

perhaps it explains the angst - this is 
just another place to sit reflectively in 
silence - so why have bans; or am I 

imagining fear of being found out as 
less than salutary, determining what 
one shouldn't heed in toilet graffiti; 

graphic an analogy as it may seem - 
it doesn’t replace paper one needs 
to finish the business with flourish 

it isn’t negotiable - so we are either 
flushed with success at completion
or the need for more visits persist 

© 22 January 2014, I. D. Carswell