Tuesday, 6 November 2012

trashcan romance

when the dustmen emptied out the bins
     they started a totally inappropriate relationship
all over the garden and onto the pavement
     so I warned them that they were making fools of themselves
mixing up the landfill and the recyclables
     but they told me to mind my own business
I went completely ballistic
     said something about stones and glasshouses
threatening to call the council and the police
     which was a bit close to the bone
but that seemed to have the desired effect
     leaving me in floods of tears
shaming them into clearing up their mess
     and then they snogged in the middle of the road just to rub it in

Russell J Turner – November 2012

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