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Garbage




we attend the glorification of failure,
it makes us feel better

garbage is divine
because it was once desired,
chosen, it once inspired

the stink, the rot, is never far off,
background to helpful fragrance

we love as if we could
confine toxicity to one another

as if we could not
be complicit in the pretense
of significance

it is time that you think
it is time that, you think
it is time, that you think

how did the brain promote
preference into pleasure?

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.