Thursday, February 11, 2010

Garbage 55

Garbage day.

He was excited,

having anticipated this day

all week.

All that work

to clean things up.

Bulging black trash bags

overflowing the green plastic bin.

Would they notice

it was much heavier than normal?

After the mechanical arm

raised the can and

dumped its contents,

he sat back and

enjoyed the silence.


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Matty said...

There is nothing trashy about this 55. Nice job.

Tall Kay said...

A bit demented...come to think of it...where's Mrs. MM? LOL

Nice to visit again. It's been a long couple of months. Hoping to get back to normal now...whatever that is!

Alice Audrey said...

Ah, silence is golden. Except for the beating of the heart under the floorboards.

C.M. Jackson said...

so much goes into those heavy duty bags-just what did that silence mean? hmmm-great post-c

Ronda Laveen said...

Ha! Enjoy flying solo this Valentine's Day!

anthonynorth said...

There's certainly nothing rubbish about silence. Great 55.
You'll find mine here.

Hootin' Anni said...

Ummmmmmmmmmm. just what was in the bulging trash bags? And why is it so quiet? Okay....what'dya do with her?

My 55 "I Want No Flowers on My Grave".

[scroll below my show n tell as always]

Happy Valentine's Day Weekend!

Brian Miller said...

teehee. wicked 55. hope her double bagged.

my 55 is up.

Nessa said...

Dead body removed - priceless.

Very clever and subtle.

Flash 55 - Priorities

Flash 55 - So Sorry

Felicitas said...

LOL! Very clever! Mrs. MM better not go missing anytime soon!

Ms Hen said...

LOL... good one.

nice and quiet.. wicked.

the walking man said...

I suppose he just couldn't wait until bulk pick up day for his silence.

g-man said...

Hefty Hefty Hefty!!
Excellent 55 MM...
I just love a trashy tale!
Thank you so much for this mysterious story.
Thanks for playing today, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Willy said...


Susan said...

What a way to take out the trash :)

I’m up right HERE

Anonymous said...

Wicked subtle. Silence is golden.

Mona said...

I guess that would be an easy way to dispose off a dead body. But there is one hitch...they will find out who is missing from the neighborhood where thw truck went :)

Enchanted Oak said...

And I just thought it was trash! Look at the wicked ways our minds work. Ha!

lakeviewer said...

What did you throw in there? A man in cement?

Cameron said...

nothing better than a major purge then the trash man hauling it all away so you can enjoy your silence and the organization!!!
happy friday MM!

Prayer Girl said...

You better hope no one goes missing in your neighborhood. :(

Just kidding! :)

Very creative, if dark, 55.


ShAKirA CHOONG said...

Such a lonely 55.
I can feel it though.



Akannie said...

Oh, Monkey Man...I love it when you talk dirty....

*Great 55, dude!!

Chris said...

I love how you can take a topic like garbage day and make it into something thought-provoking!e

Tracey said...

Nice 55! Friday is garbage day here.

Your 55 was not garbage. As always, well done!

:) Green-Eyed Momster
w.v.= revangsh

Larry said...

I loved your 55 Monkey Man and I read all of your comments how nice it would be to get twenty five commenters on one story. my favorite comment was couldn't wait for bulk Friday LOL I hate that when one talks about my trash like that ...

hope said...

Can you bag a ghost and dump them in the trash? ;)

I always love visiting here...the variety never ends!

justsomethoughts... said...

i have done my share of wicked as well...

PattiKen said...

And somewhere in the great beyond, Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Serling are sharing a high-five!

Marla said...

Listen MM....DO NOT give Bob any ideas!