SCOTT MURPHY                      
 

Wassermusik

Fred Handle, the extraordinary plumber
who could wring a note two octaves under middle-C
from a hair clogged P-trap, said, "You thumb her
here by the compression nut, set free
the blockage with your plunger and you'll hear
the water music in the gurgle as the drain runs clear."

 

 
 

SCOTT MURPHY

Scott Murphy is a forty-something writer of poems, computer programs, and heartbreakingly tedious instruction manuals. The poems appearing here arose out of the cacophony of the Usenet newsgroup rec.arts.poems.The author is indebted to Jenniffer Lesh, Karla Rogers, Peter Ross, Elvira Selow, and Renay St. James, who manifested themselves as muses there.