Poems of the Week

Down the Drain

by Marshall Begel

“A woman… found a burglar fully clothed, taking a bath in a bathtub
of her Seattle home after he broke in on Friday night.”

What sent him down the desperate path
That made him take another’s bath?

A run-in with a garbage truck?
Rejected by a rubber duck?

We soon may learn his fateful grudge,
As he comes clean before the judge.