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Art at the dumpsite

In a bare field hidden behind dense brush There's a spot where people cunningly come, dumping their oversized trash. Somehow word got out years ago: mattresses, appliances, box springs; just about anything one could perceive. I often find myself there in awe of this surreal collage. A community collaboration; sensational work of artistry. Each tossed trash enriching another, fitting together like a carefully planned sculpture- creating a grand design. Each trash dumper contributing another piece to the craft: beer cans beside worn baby strollers; bald tires fitting nicely near shopping carts. They come one by one, each in their own special time as if lovingly tossing flowers into an open grave has carefully as Alexander Calder- a masterpiece concealed- very few will ever see.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 6/4/2019 4:40:00 PM
I was intrigued by the title, Allen, and I wasn't disappointment by the free verse to follow. Fascinating, how you depicted the stumbling, stuttering building of a 'masterpiece.' Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 5/30/2019 7:09:00 PM
Leave it to a poet who sees the festering of trash, whereat, lingers the gold allen, Aloha William
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Date: 5/30/2019 6:57:00 PM
Hello Allen Beilschmidt Sr. it is amazing what is found in a garbage dump. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 5/30/2019 6:57:00 PM
This is very interesting!! So there is not gross garbage that smells bad?? If it's just appliances and furniture, etc. That sounds pretty cool!
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Date: 5/30/2019 1:14:00 PM
It's amazing what you can find in these places Allen, in poorer countries people scour these places for anything they can sell on. Tom.
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Date: 5/30/2019 1:24:00 PM
There are quite a bit of treasures to be found Tom
Date: 5/30/2019 11:55:00 AM
I think some peoples garbage are another persons treasure , you gave this saying new meaning dear poet. Well written Allen. have a wonderful day xo
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Date: 5/30/2019 1:25:00 PM
Thank you Pixie