Poems of the Week

A Negative Impact(ion)

by Alex Steelsmith

“‘[T]he demand for public restrooms far exceeds the supply’…
New York City bought 20 [toilets]… But installing them stalled
as [potential locations must] meet an extensive list of requirements.”

The New York Times

bowel motility
happens, and people will
do what they do.

Now there’s a question of
What are they doing in
lieu of a loo?

no human hominid
lives who can stall peri-
stalsis. Withal,

government projects can
stall when it comes to in-
stalling a stall.