GARBAGE DAY


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