For Katherine (2)

        With all the authority of a mime sprinting to a parking meter
he exclaimed, “Two-ply is the greatest invention in human history!”
         We didn’t know how to respond
but in thinking about it,
as one does, presented with a truth universally expounded even from
behind,

        we gathered
back together,
seated outside the cafe while the sun
reared fluffy clouds skyward, and concluded for
posterity’s sake:
         human rumps do prefer two-ply.


(c) by Phillip Knight Scott

Written in response to no prompt ever.