I have plenty of time to think
On these hot windy days
As trash blows from south to north
Rather than north to south
And I wonder at
items that come from
wrapped in plastic and in cardboard.
As the refuse rolls onward
Wyoming and Nebraska bound
Where it will become
I find it all a bit odd
Of all the peculiarities
Ice cream, raisins, flour, sugar, cereal, orange juice,
baking soda, spices, fish sticks
All come packaged in cardboard.
Seems these could use a little more protection…..
And in plastic?
and requiring a hermetically sealed hacksaw to open it…..
Notebook paper, nail polish, hair scrunchies
Hammers, pliers, wrenches,
Steel nails, bolts, screws,
Aluminum cans of pop,
Plastic measuring cups,
Swim suits, flip flops, water toys,
(they do know that these are going to get wet, right?)
And shrink wrapped plastic
Around plastic water bottles
And bubble wrap packaging.
In my mind,
I see cows in Nebraska
Slowly munching plastic hay.
.feel free to add your favorite packaging complaint below