One more day writing in the following structure:
A reminder that it is only the number of stressed syllables that are constrained in each line. Today’s prompt is “trash collector”, which should allow for plenty of sensory-based imagery. Good luck!
Banana peels and displaced spills
Reflective strips on worn out hips so strong
With plastic bags all sagged and filled
Shoved and played with pounds
Machinery grinds and winds its way along
Day in day out same route each day
Commited to memory
Watch houses change and suburbs growing large
Assault on his nose for meager pay
A sullen and sad story
Unsung heros do more than those in charge
You nailed this one man!
Curious though whats “putrescine surrounds”? Is that like putrid smells?
Pretty much, it is one of the chemical compounds that we as humans associate with the smell of death or decay
I really like the way you use day in the first line! And your use of “each” rather than “every” to really nail the monotony. The commit to memory image is really neat because that is a feeling I can identify with, like when the tedium of a routine is so terrible, it becomes almost a muscle response. And that third line is my favorite “passing of time” sense displayed in a unique way. And the final three lines moving away from the monotony and holding him up as a sad hero (assault on the nose for meager pay made me laugh!).
You should change your name to 4stardictionary