The California draught has NOT been exacerbated by the few gardeners
who use potable water
to feed their spinach and arugula pizza toppings.
It’s people like me
the bank teller
data entry person
remove the chemical coat
of makeup, deodorants, and after shaves
with a long long long shower.
I rub myself down with,
“Avon so soft & sensual creamy body wash.”
All over my face I squirt,
“Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Facial Cleanser.”
Then massage into my hair,
“Big Sexy Hair Marylin Monroe Limited Edition Volumizing Dry Shampoo.”
During my 9 to 5 work week. I sit in a chemically doused office.
My body never touches a sprinkle of grime or a pinch of dirt.
MY fingers never type so fast
to make my armpits give off a foul odor.
MY legs never so ardously
stand still behind a desk
to where my crotch becomes stinky.
MY eyes never laborously flicker
at such a rate in front of the monitor
that it makes my forehead perspire.
Corporate cubicle culture expects the worker b’s to smell like Target.
Middle management must smell like Macy’s.
I appreciate that Cambria has chosen to sacrifice the vegetable garden for those of us who need are bodies to smell like a recently deodorized hotel room
or detailed automobile.
These are my thoughts,