Manger in a Jaipur Toilet

from by Shit Whitman

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Right now, I could be caroling
with my pan flute on the streets at night
there’s a crowd of children gathering
in hopes that Im monied or at least replete

Instead I fight the heat in our hotel room
fever running high with christmas near
and although I spent the day perched and purging
I wasn’t purged of all my season's cheer

O little potted plant
by the radiator duct
you have importance now to us
just on this day

O paper star on top
in the warm and winter months
when the monsoons move up north
you lead the way

But is there any difference
between a hotel bathroom sink
and a palace painted pink
when the water everywhere is tainted brown?

Maybe Ill be baptized
dirty water cleans my soul
Like a manger in a Jaipur toilet bowl


from Irrfan Khan Christmas, released December 25, 2016
Reuben Gifford - celeste, harmonium, shehnai, tubular bells, wood block
Aidan Meyer-Golden - bass
Malcolm DC Ekman - guitar, tablas, percussion
Brendan Cornish - mixing



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