On the Toilet
in my hands National Geographic
decreeing that Neanderthal practiced cannibalism,
based on marks on femurs-
or perhaps, the article twists,
our ancestors enjoyed a few ribeyes
before pushing N.'s dregs
in the corner, amaryllis
(says tape on pea-green pot)
leers like a gaggle
of embarrassed victrolas,
not too sauced to blush
at spread knees and dropped denim,
my impudent nonchalance.
next page, Utah,
boastful of Mormon and petroglyph.
it turns out, the author bleeds,
that the white man
knows very little about what
as i flush.