Throw Aways

Vintage Words


Not just cans, people. Toss

them to the four winds

and leave by turning your back;

never remembering the lives

discarded and gone.


A building left to deteriorate

from misuse and ill repair

stands aslant against the horizon

like a lonely tooth in an empty



The things of our lives, dolls,

trucks, toys of long ago birthdays

are given away or pitched, no

longer useful. We learn this behavior

when young, so that when it is time

to throw away nations or cities, it

is so easily done and so familiar.






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