Professor White uses black soap
made from hairy brown coconuts.
Strange fruit of the brown earth to be used in this way, you say?
Stranger still to use it in the whitest of all possible bathrooms in a hotel that's both Best and Western.
Flecks of the blackest soap made brown by the moist rubbing of white hands stain the gleaming tub the pristine walls the whitest bleached curtain drawn to block the escape of any brown traces.
After he is purified,
having flicked his flecks,
should he wash away everywhere the brown traces of the black soap?
Feckless otherwise.
Is that his job?
Brown hands will tidy up
come behind
bleach everything white again.