Gargoyle 5
cover drawing by Keith Tartler
publication date 3/18/1977

Fistula in Ano

Meg Spencer-Gorman

Most connoisseurs of culture come
For cinematic reasons
To absorb this city, this sea-side town.

I have come by accident
To have my ass repaired
My anus reupholstered.

Can a can in Cannes come clean
Can the corn?

No, it wasn’t the result
Of cornholing-
Nothing romantic ever happens to me.

It was just a fistula in ano,
A large zit, every bit,
Which bit me in the can in Cannes.