a sense of solidity

the McDonald’s bag is brown paper biodegradable
to help prove this you kick it in the river
watch it float and then soak up water

it goes along on the current slowly
like the Canada geese who have taken to the water
from the opposite bank          the bag travels

along a little longer then ducks under            is gone
has began to illustrate your theory how
at some point fast food has to slow down

how even the bag will become something else
though not be remembered in the ancient way
before history became more than an assumption

of legend melded into myth
geese on water are so much more solid


James Bell - lives in Brittany with his wife Lynn and Arthur the cat, the latter who usually sleeps through his writing activities. His poetry has been published internationally and his flash and short fiction is beginning too appear widely.