An Outrage

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 - Prompt #370 - Firestarter

"The best way to start a fire is with a good spark. You choose the spark… your subject is something that flashes an idea from your domain.
What sets you off? What sparks your ire (fire)?"

of two
thoughtless teens
unwrapping candy
bars, flinging wrappers on the street
in broad daylight–as people pass–next to garbage can.
I figure there's a distinct possibility that their parents
         leave dog poop un-scooped.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to An Outrage

  1. VJ Knutson says:

    This drives me crazy. As a former teacher, I would ask my students; “Who do expect to pick it up for you?” Their response was almost always: “That’s what the janitors are for.” Argh


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