Made in America: Trash

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Once upon an evening’s swim, which I did instead of the gym,
Hoping perchance for a moment or two to snore,
While I was drying, gently frying, suddenly there came a’flying
As a human faintly crying, crying above the ocean’s shore.
“But a seagull,” I muttered. “Flying above the ocean’s shore –
But a seagull, and nothing more!”

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He saw not clam nor tuna, found no prey in his laguna,
Eying only the plastic on the sandy, desolate floor.
So down he swooped, and for joy or sorrow, whooped

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As the plastic slowly looped; looped around his neck he wore,
For some careless litterer this deadly plastic he wore;
Quote the seagull, “Nevermore.”

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2 thoughts on “Made in America: Trash

  1. Some Auburn Hills official had (has?) a blog where he bragged about how the city’s landfill would be it’s next “mountain”, No landfills, no skiing in the lower peninsula, I guess.

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