One day, your pee will be crooked

Written by Angela Riddick, Poetic Mustard Seeds. All material posted by Poetic Mustard Seeds is protected by copyright.

that, that, white ceramic hole that you have grown accustomed to squatting over

in quarterback formation

just to prevent illegally lingering germs from going home with you

yes, that big ole’ circle whose size … has and never will change

let me tell you, lil mama

one day your pee, despite your firm footing and your best efforts

will land all over the sidelines


on top of the rim, on the floor, on your clothes, on your shoes perhaps,

but definitely down your leg

at some point … in your life

what was once straight on

will flow slanted and definitely crooked

your stance won’t change

your behind, maybe a little bigger

won’t affect the stream of liquid

that once dispensed in straw-like formation


no efforts to lean left or right will alter the places

your pee will decide to land

so remember the 3P’s

peel the liner off

place it on the ceramic hole and

pee only in a seated position

and know this …

if you live long enough for your mind, your body and your spirit

to journey through peri-menopause and menopause

yes, I said it – the “M-word”

cause’ it definitely ain’t too early

to talk about

first things first …

“one day, your pee, will be crooked!”

Dedicated to all the lil’ mama’s who will be big mama’s one day.

“They will perish, but You will endure; Yes, they will all grow old like a garment; Like a cloak You will change them, And they will be changed.” 

Psalm 102: 26 NKJV