persona john grata

they call me porcelain 
throne, head 
(of what, pray tell?), 
powder room 

but(t), you
know what? 
it’s time to shut 
your potty 

truth is, 
i’m tanked. 
(-ing) stuck. 


i’m not just 
comfort station. 

this is a dirty job, 
really, the pits. 
#1: your aim’s to blame. 
#2: it stinks! you just sit 
and i do all the 

i think: let’s trade places, 
yes? i’m guessing 
you’re not up to snuff 
(what with the paper
-work and all that stuff), 

i await 
your demonstration. 

in fact,
you might say i’m flush 
with anticipation. 

PAD Challenge, day 9.

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7 Responses to persona john grata

  1. Candace says:

    This is hilarious!!!
    oh, the mind of De Jackson!

  2. lifelessons says:

    Ha..what more unlikely point of view??? And didn’t you have fun?

    • whimsygizmo says:

      Oh, goodness, yes! I started with the title “persona non grata” as my persona poem…then realized I had already titled TWO poems that in the past. So then I played around with alternate titles until I came up with this one. Then it just about wrote itself, all flush with excitement. 😉

      • lifelessons says:

        Ha.. I keep doing the same..writing and poem and then discovering I have one or two by the same name.. not to mention continually finding poems I have no memory of having written.

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