garbage is spiritual

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.

Garbage: A Poem, by A.R. Ammons, 1993 :: via The Curator

Originally published at culture-making.com.

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