Dumped on the street

At a glance a heap of rubbish
dumped in front of the house
detritus from indoors
strewn across the footpath

On closer look someone’s life
their stuff moved out onto the street
destined for a refuse container
on grey, impersonal council land

A new owner with new stuff
will give the house new life
while the old life peters out
in socially isolated circumstance.

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