they make it too easy–
throw your trash 
in the receptable;
roll it to sidewalk’s edge;
garbage men empty it;
return receptable to storage area;

doesn’t matter what you throw in there,
it is gone–carried away by strangers
in some bizarre ritual of denial
so you don’t even have to think about it
or take responsibility for the trash 
in your life

this ease of relief has transferred 
to other areas–we treat others
like trash, we refuse to even consider
that we have responsbilities
for ourselves or to others

rather, we go through life
creating more and more 
garbage, oblivious