Umbrella’s lighter offshoot

C.B. Anderson

was the longtime gardener for the PBS television series, The Victory Garden.

Among his poetry credits are Blue Unicorn, Pennine Platform, 14 by 14, Sonnetto Poesia, and Innisfree.

His e-chapbook, A Walk in the Dark is readable online.

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Toilet Triolet

I pushed the handle twice, it wouldn’t flush,
And I was in a stinkin’ heap o’ trouble.
The crew was waiting. I was in a rush.
I pushed the handle twice; it wouldn’t flush.
I should have done my business in the brush
Or down behind the new construction rubble.
I’ve pushed the handle thrice, it will not flush,
And I am in a stinkin’ heap o’ trouble.