Garbage Truck

After it lifts the army-green, stuffed
dumpster over its head and the trash
falls to the receptacle, it hulks
backward with a cadenced beep as if
to say, get out the fucking way, please.

Paul Martinez Pompa, "Garbage Truck" from My Kill Adore Him. Copyright © 2009 by Paul Martinez Pompa. Reprinted by permission of Paul Martinez Pompa.
Source: My Kill Adore Him (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009)
More Poems by Paul Martínez Pompa