©2021 Michael Raven

interpersonal communication
whiffs of the melted plastic
in a firepit of trash at the end
of a long weekend at the cabin

Note: Back in the 70s, it was not uncommon to burn your trash (what could be burned) before locking the cabin up for the weekend to head home. Because disposal locations were few and far between, and you didn’t want to have to take up so much space (or smell) the garbage for the trip home, you usually tossed it into a firepit and burned it (or composted organics). Being the resident firebug, I was usually tasked with the job. I loved melting the liter plastic bottles, but the plastic reeked as it burned.

In retrospect, it was wrong to dispose of trash this way, but that’s how 20/20 hindsight works.

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