After toddlers are potty trained
we can all breathe a sigh of relief
as the earth turns recycled shit into slurry
packed in plastic
in no great hurry to regurgitate.
Their beautiful little smiling faces
not showing signs of our easy disgraces,
as we bury our faults in earthy vaults
while showing off our progeny,
who soon enough will start to bewail
our contributions to amoeba and the whale.