going green

 

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are we being recycled?
tossed into the bin today
will I be found tomorrow
on a rack at Salvation Army
sold as ‘like new’
re-purposed for someone
looking for a bargain

the last of me seen
Sunday night, late
looking like something the cat dragged in
covered in a coat of exhaustion; I
sat down on on the pile with a loud sigh
grateful to be done with all of it–
I could use a change

now you can find me down at the outlet mall
looking so chic
a mannequin wearing a wanton sweater
just clearing the mid-drift
in a casual pose–pointing at
Starbucks
with a faraway look

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