Flex in Flux

My plastic cups runneth over

with twist ties and elastics

tucked away for the just in cases

For a time when rubber and wire are currency

I recycle some of the wiry things at my monthly beyond the blue box event,

Which I attend religiously

Dropping off my recyclables like an offering

Others are bundled up and taken to work for reuse

Even more are tucked away for that rainy day

I know I have collector syndrome. Yes, I’m being inflexible

It’s hard for an environmentalist to throw things away

And you never know when twisty, stretchy things might come in handy.

Free Verse. Based on Twist Ties & Elastics

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