Just Do It

Take a run
or a bike ride

Straddle a favorite side
of your town.

Take a bag outside.
Pick up trash along

any road. Just do it.
Ride where trash abounds

You will find butts,
enough booze containers


 to intoxicate an entire town.
Cups that get flattened out


by big wheels

spoil the scenery.

You may see enough
trash to fill bags for ten years

and hubcaps?

Then, disturbingly,
a dead starling

left rotting
for a week.

I had to stuff it

into a Styrofoam coffin.

I found an I Miss You note
to Denise.

My name is Diane.
No matter.

It was handmade
with a quote from Kafka:

“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”



~ by dianeklammer on August 23, 2013.

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