Paean to a Pipe

Since ancient days man has puffed on pipes

seeking knowledge and solace

with all types

from wood to pumice

from steel to glass

from copper to brass

a receptacle for opium tars

a way to smoke grass

under the stars

pipe dreams throughout history

have kept a lot of people happy

A Paean For Trash

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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!