A poem of support, to amuse and to talk about the large animal in the room.
The Pachyderm in the Privy
How a pachyderm landed in the privy I don’t know
Seems quite awkward a place for him to go
Now that he’s there he’s blocking the flow
Ever since he appeared several years ago.
I know it’s awkward you don’t want to say
Seems elephants like to play with bidets
He may wreak havoc one of these days
Open the door gently and throw in some hay.
Talk to me about it, four ears are better than two
Tell me what’s old, weigh in with what’s new
Vent frustrations ’bout what’s askew in your loo
Here for you now and when he’s back at the zoo.
I’ll hear your troubles, I’ll hear your pain
We’ll march that pachyderm back down the lane.
–Rebecca Cuningham, 27 September 2021
What subject is your elephant in the room?