The Whistle-Man

Every Sunday morning
I hear a sound of whistle
At almost the same time
And also at the same time
I hear people shouting
Climbing down the ladder
Opening the gates
Walking, running, screaming.
And there comes a truck
A truck with garbage,
The garbage-
That makes us civilized
That shows our neatness
That makes us feel smart
Have we ever realized-
Who is cleaner?
Who is more civilized?
Who is smarter?
….the whistle-man or we?

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