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She sat there
A master plumber
to the apprentices
saying shit is not shit
nor plumbing
she could have showed us
what she meant
but that would be too literal
If I were her
I would have pulled the chain
and let the water rush out
even if it drowned us all
an orgy of truth
it is better than
the finest symbol

Irwin R. Shaw - July 8th 1988