Water Woes In My Water Closet

Serious as a surgeon,
The plumber spoke those fateful words…
It’ll have to come out,
There’s a fatal weakness in the flap.
So just the flap?
I asked.
Nope,
He said,
Unable to look me in the eye,
The whole thing.
Oh, my God, I said,
That’s a major removal.
As bad as it gets, he said.
When can you start?
I got a new toilet in the truck,
I can do it now.