The Local Dumpsters in Natural Bridge
“You follow the road that winds like a black snake…” he said.
“You’ll go for several miles.”
The dumpster was on the right, across from the abandoned antique store and cow field.
The place of human truth and residue.
“Items must fit into containers!”
“This facility open for Rockbridge County residents ONLY.”
“Violaters will be prosecuted”
(what? They have video cameras in the trees?)
Stained mattresses, cases and cases of beer thrown
Mostly into the forest green containers.
A dog’s leg sticks out. Hard, obvious.
No money for euthanasia nowadays…
Baby formula cans, lawn furniture, condoms on the pavement by
Shards of a crushed tape cassette
Crows confer eagerly amongst the day’s pickings.