Written for: Poets United Midweek Motif~Plastic Bags (posted by Susan)
“So. I still use plastic bags quite often, mostly for food and for keeping books dry next to my water bottle. My friends use plastic bags to pick up what their dogs leave outside. What would life be like without plastic bags? I saw one dance in the film “American Beauty,” I imagined them as separate beings in “Flights” by Olga Tokarczuk:
“Now I see them from the window of the bus, these airborne anemones, whole packs of them, roaming the desert. Individual specimens cling on tight to brittle little desert plants, fluttering noisily–perhaps this is the way they communicate. . . .”
Today is UN World Environment Day: 5 June 2019.
Plastic cannot be destroyed, it is said,
unsafe to put over your head.
They contribute to marine life’s dead.
Paper can be bent into shapes
or dolls cut out or snowflakes.
It’s used in examination room capes.
Plastic is killing our earth,
there will not be a dearth.
Give our planet back its worth.