In a Summer Farmhouse Sink

the scrap container coffee can awaits
its daily commute to compost, brimming with

strawberry hulls
cucumber peels
bell pepper seeds
tomato top-slices
buttered peach bread crumbs
   slathered with local honey
coffee grounds
spent egg shells
  olive, mint green, tinted blue, brown
celery leaves
carrot tops
severed pulpy peach pits
boiled egg crumbles
bacon bits
mayonnaise globs
floor-dropped chicken chunks
    that survived the dogs
cantaloupe rinds
potato shavings
fleshy peach skins
squeezed lemon remnants
sunflower stems
scissored chives
withered blueberries

nothing wasted

all ripe with promise and sustaining purpose

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