I saw this screenlegend guest on TV
promoting the need for everybody
inbetween plugs for their latest movie
to help out like with our ecology

small daily acts each of us personally
just little things we can do at home, one
example is don’t let the water run
hey people! ya’know? when you brush your teeth?

Sometimes I remember that admonition,
and then sometimes I grumble beneath
the bristles, under frothy gums and lips:

Hey filmstar! love your save-the-planet tips,—
and hey, look: my faucet’s off, not on—see?—
the least you could do is come fuck me.


Bill Knott