Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Haste Makes Waste - a Poem for Day Fifteen of PAD

Here is the prompt for day fifteen of PAD:

For today’s prompt, write a “one time” poem. This poem could be about a once in a lifetime experience. Or it could be about something a person wants to try just one time (good or bad). Or take it where you will–as always.

Photo of Trash Can by Linda G. Hatton
Always Use the Trash Can

Haste Makes Waste

Although I can’t say
I recognize
most of my fellow
power walkers,
I can imagine
most of those
who make
waste in their haste
around here.

They are
someone who eats Pez candy,
someone who shops at Big 5,
someone who throws away
     homework, and
someone who doesn't mind
to nature’s demise.

They are
someone who drinks just half
     a McCafe,
someone who keeps no receipts,
someone who uses no coupons,
and someone who buys
     extra treats
to leave for wildlife
on the street.

I declare this,
just one time,
I'd rather meet
and greet
those draggletails
than feast
my eyes
on their
and food-


1 comment:

  1. Oh, my, YES. I LOVE "draggletails," so much. And I could not agree more!