Scattered yet organized
among the crag and concrete.
There has to be a story among the debris.
Dumped from despair?
Flung in frustration?
Scattered in silliness?
The collection not yet worn enough
to become a castoff for those in transition.
Metal not rusted
Ink pens not dried
Toothpaste not emptied
Plastic not stretched
A closer inspection reveals
a scattering of true trash – cigarette butts and broken acorns –
parts of wholes not present.
Contemplation of collecting the display
there is no coconut and pear balm –
necessary as the days become colder and blustery.