A. R. Ammons: from Garbage

garbage has to be the poem of our time because
garbage is spiritual, believable enough 
 
to get our attention, getting in the way, piling
up, stinking, turning brooks brownish and 

creamy white:  what else deflects us from the
errors of our illusionary ways, not a temptation
 
to trashlessness, that is too far off, and,
anyway, unimaginable, unrealistic

A. R. Ammons

Photo:  The Persistence of Garbage by Giant Ginkgo

~ by matt on 23 October 2008.

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