And if I could remain upright

And if I could remain upright –
as I do on this drop-down seat
with my bowels hanging open
& my dog slumped at my feet
[being of that post-crunch age
of never-offering-another-f*ck]
I would be so happy / And if it
was possible to never have to
wipe & so avoid pain’s leak of
tears – made by turning – then
it would be good to stay here
overnight & on waking rise to
warm water in my hot shower
to remove my air-dried faeces

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