Subject: The Backbrush Touch
From: Christopher W. Thomas (
Date: Wed Dec 2, 1998 at 7:15PM

For the first time in my life I've become aware

Of a need which never before was quite so clear
I speak of the bath-tool which only a few use ...
The backbrush ... it's a requisite we need choose

I came to that discovery just earlier on today ...
After being on my back in the hearth as I lay ...
Shirtless, believing it would be easier to wash
Away the soot which covered me right to my tush

But after stepping into shower and soaking awhile
I came out on several occasions to check mirror tiles
But each reflection showed it was quite impossible
To wash off the soot which covered my back in full

For even with a washcloth whipped around behind
There was still an area which was completely blind
And could not be touched, no matter how often tried
For that patch of lower shoulder blade's much too high

So the message is clear, and one I wish to relay here
If you wish to be sure you get all the dirt off below ears
Get yourself a backbrush ... it's the only thing that'll work
For each and every one of us has such an area that lurks

- Tristram

(c) Christopher W. Thomas
7:10pm Wed. Dec. 2nd, 1998