Bins Out Sins Out

Forgive me mother, for I have sinned,

Sinned against mother earth.

How long has it been since your last transgression?

One week.

How have you sinned?

With plastic, soft and hard.

With off-cuts, meat and lard.

Why?

I covet my neighbour’s life.

and I take the lord’s game in vain.

I try to keep one day a day without waste,

but fail and fail in a life lived in haste.

I was led to believe the price was a steal,

a price so low it couldn’t be real.

I worshipped money above all others and

I made myself idle

too idle, and bowed down – and stayed down.

I must now put my bins out,

I must now put my sins out.

Image: Shane Rounce

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