Ghazal #93 from Ghazals For The Friend, by Bill Gannett

The fire of digestion is God’s gift to proud man;
Without a good shit, man lives his life on the can.

Prometheus stole the fire that bound him to rock;
Daily, the eagle tears his liver and courage mocks.

To digest experience is the human condition:
To not crap it out- the most foul and original sin!

Think of your friends who suffer from constipation:
How many of them confide about such with elation?

The root of honesty is never to strain for the truth.
It should be smooth and easy, never hard or uncouth.

Agni is a precious fire that must be well tended;
Neglect it, and your bowels will be terribly offended.

This present age is a time of unnatural behavior:
The toilet has become our throne and holy savior!

Darvish praises the god of culture for his sacrifice:
To squat and take a perfect shit- is worth the price!




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