Published on dizzywhale.com May 31, 2016
On my block in New York City
The rules could not be plainer,
The city’s very strict, you see
‘bout separate trash containers.
Metals, glass and plastics you
Must keep a week at a time,
Or the garbage cops will stick you
With a nasty little fine.
It really gets a tad bizarre
With garbage food has been in,
They say that bottles, cans and jars
‘fore tossing we should rinse them.
I hear that reservoirs are low
Fresh water’s getting scarce,
But I live in New York City, so
I have to wash my trash.