..my incinerator..

i did not know the rules
nor investigated

i needed the stuff gone so burned it
early morning. dead early.

no one complained and I smelled
smokey after

kenny remarked that it was the best way
in the circumstances
and I was impressed by the word

with all those bits to say over

a friend in town was reported
and the services called at night
to investigate the smouldering heap

she made them coffee

now the recycling place is back open
i dispose of it there nicely and politely
adhering to all the rules of numbers and distance

i go today despite the rain

i have an appointment between 9am and 10 am
the controller checks my registration
then lets me in
with instruction

next door’s truck is back
the suspension repaired

it now has a puncture.