Recycle

Carly Xagas

 

Every day

 

I recycle the old for the new
but the energy lost
(to transform the new from the old)
is canceled

 

and

 

nothing at all changes
except maybe less plastic
in the landfills

 

but they stink and expand no less
and my ozone is still burning

 

(singed holes like cigarette burns
on a bedspread, in carpet)

 

and Mister Factory
still factors
debris into our breath.

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