2012-04-08

The Need to Wipe Pee at the In-Laws

Meeting the in-laws for the first time
Everything is very pleasant
I excuse myself to go to the toilet
A bright yellow drop of urine
Waits for me at the edge of the bowl
I imagine my new sister and niece
"Mummy, there was a drop of O-shikko
On the edge of the toilet bowl"
"It must have been that gaijin
Whom your auntie just married"
Is my imagination running wild?
It's such a little thing...this time
So I wipe someone else's pee
For fear of being singled out
I learned a few things that day
And many that I shall never know


(4/11)
April is National Poetry Writing Month

Happy Easter, feast of fertility, Passover, y'all

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