Alexis Krasilovsky '71


Garbage Pails

They look so sad and desolate
As patiently they stand and wait -
Almost as if they had a soul.
Pick-up is due
But snow
Has kept ploughs getting through,
And drifts are deep.

Still - they keep
Their lonely stance,
Like sentinels deprived of sleep,
Throughout the bitter winter's night -

And wait.



Written in 2008