Semantics

I know it seems silly, but I would really appreciate it if you would correctly label me. I know that most people will understand that I’m not a banana.

They probably even understand that I am a fruit.

But what about the child who wanders in, with recently acquired knowledge of reading and general fruit names? This poor child will see me and say, “that’s a funny-looking banana.”

I don’t WANT to be a funny-looking banana!

So please take me off this banana plate or label me as I am! Note my value and help others distinguish me. While we’re on the subject, I will never understand why couples have less value than individuals.

Pitch In

It was a slow day. Not too many visitors, so as you can see…I haven’t collected much. I hope the Flip & Empty man isn’t disappointed. You should have seen me last week! There were swarms of humans with tons of contributions. I couldn’t even hang on to everything.

It’s funny though, so many people stop by and really they never have much to say to me. A simple, ‘thank you’ would be nice. Some people search around, like maybe they contributed something on accident. Those are the ones that mumble and mutter to me.

I’m So Lucky

Just a few inches more and I would have been in the trash can.

THE TRASH CAN!

I never wanted to be part of a random heap –
Among discarded Starbucks.

No no…this is not right!
I am meant to become part of the earth, not trapped in a bag.
Why delay my decay any longer by lining us up in rows?
Please do me the favor of allowing me to become one with the soil again!