Down the Toilet


I live in the desert
with a low bird
bath, everyone

doves and muskrats
Vireo, beautiful bandit
Bats drink up
side down

Armadillo, missing links,
fill their armor
trickle away, dank

The fuchsia dragon
fly, my hero, I sport
phosphorus limbs
in your honor

Everywhere the dark
and lowly, the dazzling
and mundane; all pay

Even those, with only
reptilian brains know
better than to waste
Holy water

© 2013 Abby Smith, Writer

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About vsvevg

Hello, I'm Abby Smith. I started this blog in 2010 to write about the pursuit of a self-sustainable life in rural Mexico. In 2015, my then-husband and I moved to Nicaragua, where we created a successful farm-to-table and in-house charcuterie program for a high-end beach resort. In 2022, with mad butchery and cheese-making skills under my belt, I started a sustainable food systems consulting business. Happily, I also have more time for my first love-- writing about food and the complexities of the simple life.

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