disposable

Digging in an old chest in the attic
I came upon some items of a bygone era:
a dozen linen handkerchiefs
a straight razor with soap mug and brush
a bag of carefully folded dust rags
a clothing brush.

I don’t know when these items became obsolete
but every time I throw away a paper tissue
a plastic razor or the accompanying can of foam
or a treated cleaning tissue,

I think we have lost something fine
and replaced it with a lot of garbage.

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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