Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Exploring Our Values Through Poetry: A Program for High School Youth

Handout 2: Bladder Song

Leonard Nathan, "Bladder Song" from The Day the Perfect Speakers Left (C)1969 by Leonard Nathan and reprinted by permission of Wesleyan University Press.

On a piece of toilet paper

Afloat in the unflushed piss,

The fully printed lips of a woman.

Nathan, cheer up! The sewer

Sends you a big red kiss.

Ah, nothing's wasted, if it's human.