- Vol. 01
- Chapter 10
PORCELANOSAChrist, it's cold!
My late woman says,
“Cleanliness is next to Godliness,”
and, “It costs nothing to be clean.”
Strip-wash, man. Break the ice
before it breaks the ewer.
Ferns of frost elaborate
the inside of the pane -
of Mother Nature.
The dirt floor is feverish to the feet,
and the hearth, as yet, is helpless.
Me? I'm on the up.
There's bread enough for breakfast.