The man in the dumpster

The Man in the DumpsterYou’d be surprised what people will throw away, you know.

There are gems hiding in garbage bins, things tossed that could be recycled, reused or reimagined.

When did we decide that once-used novelties were destined for dumpsters?

And why, if these items have no value to you, do you look at me as if I’m a thief when I try to revive them?

I have a home, or an occasional one. I work when I can. I don’t traverse your trash cans because I need to. I do it because I believe that you are the one that should be ashamed. Not me.

A garbage haiku:

shards of glass glitter

radiant in the wreckage

concrete chandelier


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