Back Of The Shelf


Started a new set of prompts – I love lists of things – this one will prove to be endlessly productive for another couple of years – 227 Rules For Monks. These are the 30 nissaggiyas: 1 Not to keep an extra robe more than ten days at a time.

Back Of The Shelf

moldy tub

back of the fridge shelf

saved to save money

now lost to decay

too much food

we can’t eat it fast enough

bought in bulk

to save money

money is lost

when we can’t eat fast enough

when we eat fast enough

the time we save

is spent shopping for more

nothing that lasts

and when it does last

it can’t be used anyway

dispose don’t save

all those empty containers

that take up more space

than we have to store what we need

it’ll come in handy

well if it hasn’t come in handy in a year

it’ll never come in handy

the surplus is comforting

but not profitable

share don’t save

the money you save

only pays off someone else’s bills

we reduce reuse

never have enough in the long run

while those that make

what we have to reduce reuse

get fat bonuses

and the prices keep going up

to cost us more than we save

so when we run out

when the planet gives its last gasp

don’t blame me

save your breath

even if there’s no profit in saving it

that is

if anyone can still breathe

on the back shelf

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