Flushed away

Could be Verse: Poetry ripped straight from the headlines
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 20, 2007


VIDEO: James Parker reads "Flushed Away"

Lines Upon Hearing of the Systematic Theft by Persons Unknown of Certain Toilet Parts From Fast-Food Restaurants in the Town of Methuen

Flushometer, brains of the bathroom, flow-controlling flushometer,
The burglars are coming to carry you off like Perseus carried Andromeda. 
Their secret design is to stack and combine you: a toilet a mile high!
They know what they’re doing, out in Methuen, and the day of cleansing is nigh.

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