Elegy for Microplastic

Jack Bastock

 

Not dust but

skin cells that

kept their shape;

 

tile walls of

mummified

pouches.

 

The average

use-span of

a plastic

 

sack was 20

mins. Was

it the strain?

 

The stretch and

filibuster

stretch of a

 

con basket

of goods? Bads?

Hold water,

 

hold thorned

dropped, bowling

bowl fruit.

 

Latin name:

Ananas

comosus

 

or was it

cosmosis?

Add both to

 

the bag-ette

Add sharp squares

Add kilograms

 

Add cosmos

and see if

it will last.

 

 

Jack Bastock is queer and does not eat animals. He studies Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne and teaches English as an additional language. Jack lives in Carlton with friends, and on the internet with you.

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