Poemdog

Dogs 2015

TRASH OF CHRISTMAS PAST
(12/27/15)


the big day
is over

gift wrap
ribbons
and bows
blow
throughout
the neighborhood

large boxes
are stacked
along
the curbside

an added
amount
of fast food
sacks and wrappers
drift lazily by

apparently
not all
were satisfied
with the holiday
meal

or its
leftovers

the yuletide
is one fantastic
garbage generator

the refuse
trucks
were out
in force
rather early
this morning

they
diligently collected
all waste
properly disposed
in the approved
containers

the overflow
stacked
by overly optimistic
residents
still remains

teetering
monuments
to another season's
overspending

the wind
gusts
toppling
a few

cast off
cellophane
affixes itself
to my jeans
leg

I stare
down
at it

then decide
to continue
walking

partially
wrapped
for the coming
New Year