I lift the toliet seat
as if it were the nest of a bird
and I see cat tracks
all around the edge of the bowl.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Richard Brautigan's poem Surprise


  1. Jexttrerway says:

    The house is 50 years old and assuming it has been going “out of level” for much of that time, the effects of the shifting have been fixed over the years.

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  3. kristal l rosebrook says:

    Brilliant poem

  4. kjk says:

    I miss reading a new poem every day on this site.
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