The world’s in a crisis about your onchocerciasis
Newspaper pleas leak like chronic diarrhoea
Heartfelt advertising promotes your hepatitis
And what is the morality of malaria?

While worms scamper under your nails
Poison soils your fingers
And you hold it in as long as you can, so you don’t have to

Do it




(I have written this poem in response to a challenge to ‘make sanitation sexy’, a competition set up by the Acumen Fund.)


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