Nothing comes around so fast as garbage day,
It seems like only yesterday the City took away

All those timely headlines and TV Guide plans,
Recyclable containers such as pop-top cans,

What ever happened to trash compactors?
Did they go the way of steel-wheeled tractors?

If I live to be a hundred, unlikely as it seems,
I'll never rid certain occasions from my dreams,

Like going to see the Principal, haircuts and such,
Trying to learn to shave was a bit too much,

Public speaking -- the most horrible of all,
Obligations designed to drive you up the wall.

by D. Edgar Murray