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April 22, 2020

by Chris Sorrenti

Garbage day

On Winter’s doorstep again
In Ontario
The curve might be peaking

Back to boots
Don the ear muffs
Ski jacket and scarf
Zip up

Thankfully only
Cardboard recycling
Green bin
Food waste and kitty litter

Looks like Spring
With frequent sunny skies
The thermometer says otherwise
Rarely going into double digits
Negative temperatures at night

But the cold no longer bothers me
And as someone recently remarked
Maybe Nature’s way
Of helping us social distance

© 2020

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Posted on 04/22/2020
Copyright © 2021 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 04/22/20 at 04:04 PM

Good one, Chris. I thought for sure this would be something about Earth Day, so when I saw those first two lines I had to chuckle (at self). Nice piece leading to those two great last lines.

Posted by Maria Kintner on 04/24/20 at 12:19 AM

Very clever.

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