I was in the gents.
As you do.
When I became aware of the sound of a hissing pipe.
But here's the thing:
The pipe started hissing when I started pissing.
And the pipe stopped hissing when I stopped pissing.
Afterwards, as I washed my hands,
I paused, and thought:
While I was pissing...
Was that hissing pipe my own piss-pipe hissing?
I dried my hands.
But instead of leaving the bathroom,
I stood still. Still and silent.
And I listened.
I - there it was! The hissing.
It was still going!
Well if it’s still going now, I reasoned,
It couldn’t possibly be coming from my -
I looked down.
I was still pissing.