Tourist Attraction

colored chunks of glass on the shore

smooth from the waves undulations

pulled up from the ocean floor

gleaming like jewels in the sun

in what appears to be a pristine beach

but isn’t, it’s littered with trash

a picturesque setting with broken glass

marred by the reality of the incongruity

of the dumped glass’s original source

trash heap to attraction for tourists

who have no remorse

A Paean For Trash

100 words –

What you call trash is another person’s treasure. Be not proud throwaway consumer, for you created trash as surely as Auguste Rodin was a sculptor without peer.

Leftovers have a future when imagination is given free rein. Digging through ancient trash gives us insights into other cultures and what they used on a daily basis. It puts us in touch with the common man who history rudely ignores in favor of kings and queens.

Alley cats fight over scraps of food mingled with trash.

What a tale my trash tells until my wife can stand it no longer, and yells!