NaPM 2018 Day 17
Here's the prompt for Day 17 of National Poetry Month on Pig Pen Poetry Workshop.
Topic 17: Write a poem inspired by things we discard. Form: any Line requirements: 8 lines or more
Sometimes -- when I think of it -- I check
labels to make sure of biodegradability. I
don't want to burden the earth more
than I must, but I don't always remember.
I confess, it is this carelessness
that led to investing in a product
entirely unsuitable for consumption.
I believed in redemption, but the
package I once had wasn't worth
recycling. I left it behind and, like the hermit,
borrowed another that I soon outgrew.
They would not decompose, and so,
in deference to the demands
of the earth, I decay instead.