30/30: day nineteen - rubbish

day nineteen prompt: Imagine yourself performing any household task/chore, then write a poem using what you've imagined as an extended metaphor for writing: an Ars Poetica.


when I write,
I take out the trash.
take the lid off of the container,
watch the rubbish
spill over the top -
my finger
touching something
mysterious, wet - 
and I recoil.
pull the bag up,
yank the strings
tie them closed.
drag the poem,
too heavy to lift.
heave it
over the side
of the dumpster.

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