Rubbish Day

On rubbish collection morning
house holders put out bags of
rubbish  for the four wheeled
monster to devour as it crawls
through the quiet suburban streets.

Fat council bags line our
streets grassy verges to
the joy of neighbourhood
cats who are not kept
inside over night unlike
their canine counterparts.

While early risers wait till
morning, others put their bags
out the night before to the
joy of marauding cats who
slash them open hunting the
source of delicious smells in
a broad trail of torn food bags
tubs boxes spilling a river of
food scraps over grassy verges.

Keeping dogs inside over night
has not saved rubbish bags
from rugged destruction.

Rubbish Day