Turkey Trash #FoundPoem

Time to peruse the Live Wire, our local weekly paper’s call-in line. I don’t make these up, folks, I just take the printed call-ins and format them as poetry.

Turkey Trash

by Anonymous Caller

I got a complaint;
imagine that.
This is to
the turkey farmers
out there.
You can’t
trash them things up
out on 337,
Shiloh Road,
Pleasant Ridge Road.
How about
cleaning up the roads?
It looks pretty bad.
It looks like trash.
Can anybody
do anything
about this?


I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies about roasted squash seeds. Mmmmm!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about trash. Or turkeys. Or trashy turkeys.




I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Turkey Trash #FoundPoem

  1. Dan Antion

    March 7, 2017 at 7:21am

    So, is this bits of turkey or are the turkeys hanging out, smoking and tossing cigarette butts all over the place?

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      Marian Allen

      March 7, 2017 at 1:37pm

      The caller didn’t specify. I like to imagine the latter, with the toms wearing torn t-shirts and the hens in Daisy Dukes.

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  2. Joey

    March 7, 2017 at 9:15am

    Shame on all the litterers. One street over from me is littery. I used to clean it up, I did. Sometimes Moo and me. Then I started to feel like people littered MORE, like I made it expected, like “Oh Joey will get it.” I don’t clean it up anymore.

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      Marian Allen

      March 7, 2017 at 1:38pm

      I don’t blame you for quitting. They should police up their own shit or live with it. Bleh on them!

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  3. Jane

    March 7, 2017 at 10:24am

    When you’re on the route kids take to the junk food stores, you will get trash both coming and going, jusr tossed right into your yard.

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  4. Matthew Macnab

    March 10, 2017 at 2:19pm

    At First I thought this was a joke…..turns out this turkey litter poem is for real. Hilarious!

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      Marian Allen

      March 10, 2017 at 4:04pm

      Oh, YEAH, it’s for real! The local paper is a gold mine of found poems!

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