Exercise 1


The Trash Comes on Tuesdays


I can crunch

But not enough

Crisp could always

Be crispier


the 60s pulled

Polishing as mandatory

before I am handed

off to the one who

assigns your value

With only 5 letters

Of the alphabet

I must gleam


Blemish free or

be put through the fire

350*F for 45 minutes

possibly grinding me

down to my 84% water

would be better


maybe you’ll find

my worth as you throw

my core into the garbage can