Writer Highlight Featuring Charlene Elson-Gustard:
We Discard the Things that Don’t Fill
We discard the things that don’t fill.
Our fancies empty spaces
of worn-out cravings
and tangible yearnings
once desirable and fragile.
Demands, once necessary
and worthwhile, now spill over
excessively onto our nerves
as we tire of their accusing presence–
Their silent build-up crowding lives
that consume too much.
Dutifully demanding direct delivery
of grim gifts. Offered unceremoniously
where warning winds dispatch
loose paper. Protesting pamphlets.
Failing to convince merchants
of greed and glut
and impending disaster,
as gulls, the gluttons of the dump,
squeal in riotous laughter.
© Charlene Elson-Gustard
Response to our Inspiration Call on February 20, 2015
Photo Credit: Corbis Royalty Free Photos
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