After hours like these man (or woman) again rises

Head done with acrylic paint and umbrella tip, by William Eaton, Summer 2018With phone in hand, not soon from the bathroom
With clothes neatly tucked, curls not awry

After such sitting without shitting
But just texting without reflecting

O the peace and the quiet
Life she’d had it by the thumbs

And, yes and too, by the way
Sans smells unpleasant or even splashing.
— Poem and drawing—done with acrylic paint and an umbrella tip—by William Eaton


∩ Title adapted from the closing lines of “Past one o’clock,” a poem by Vladimir Mayakovsky as translated by Max Hayward and George Reavey.

In hours like these, one rises to address
The ages, history, and all creation.

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