“I Was Here”: Graffiti or Profound Declaration?

Matthew B. Johnson
South of Certainty
Published in
5 min readJul 13, 2022

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A white bathroom with dirty walls with a smiley face painted on the toilet lid
Photo by Gabor Monori on Unsplash

All of us, I’d wager, have had to use a public restroom at some point in our lives.

I would also wager it’s by no means anyone’s preferred place to answer nature’s call. However, there are times when we don’t have a choice, and a public restroom is the only means by which we may avail ourselves.

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Matthew B. Johnson
South of Certainty

I’m a Sacramento-based writer, English professor, track coach, C-5 incomplete quadriplegic, diehard 49ers fan, comic book geek, and lover of all things coffee.