January 2006 /Volume Seven / Issue One
Nathan Graziano
The Secret Shitter

Someone has been blasting
the bowl in the menís faculty
bathroom on the first floor,
the English Departmentís grounds.
Brutal fecal stains splattered
on pristine white porcelain.

Dave believes it is Cedric.
Cedric is retiring this year
after twenty-eight in the district,
and according to Dave
this serves as a gastro-metaphor

in a language Cedric knows
better than the one he has taught
for almost three decades.
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