Recycle More, Wasteless
Poems are exhausting
I'd rather recycle.
bottles metal & foil
and I feel good about my efforts
an At Least
I Tried sort of consolation prize
It's kind of hippie
On the paper from the NYC government
there's this "Everything else" category
for like tennis rackets and other failed hobbies
Even though that stuff is non-recyclable
it feels right to send it away
Like to a "farm for things you don't care about"
you still feel like it fits in somewhere
there go "Clothing" and "Mirrors"
right next to "Plastic rings"
There go the way you look and the way
you look at yourself
the next waste
But remember to cut the plastic rings
so they don't hurt any birds
Don't know what you do with the mirrors
maybe don't put them down there after all
Ah I am sure there is a great reward
for people who recycle
Headache-free in eternity
I am full of eternity
help me sort these
I've got two categories
and non-glass lidded drinking containers
mostly juice cups
I am sure about eternity and that's why I juice
these are containers for juice I drank
I pour them out and into these cleanse bottles
I may look like I don't care but I care a lot
I have a terrible fear for death and I
need to purge at least once a month
The smug cartoon trashcans with lidded eyes
smiling with a single perforation-free eggtooth
telling me about soft paper
I am going to be in this picture one day
Myself 2D and instructive
I am saying "Please sort, I love you"
Hunching over the green and blue bins
I am saying "You must change your life"