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.
by Anonymous Caller
I got a complaint;
This is to
the turkey farmers
trash them things up
out on 337,
Pleasant Ridge Road.
cleaning up the roads?
It looks pretty bad.
It looks like trash.
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.
Dan AntionMarch 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?
Marian AllenMarch 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.
JoeyMarch 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.
Marian AllenMarch 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!
JaneMarch 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.
Marian AllenMarch 7, 2017 at 1:39pm
That stinks. Rotten kids!
Matthew MacnabMarch 10, 2017 at 2:19pm
At First I thought this was a joke…..turns out this turkey litter poem is for real. Hilarious!
Marian AllenMarch 10, 2017 at 4:04pm
Oh, YEAH, it’s for real! The local paper is a gold mine of found poems!