When I was a boy and people asked me
what do you want to be when you grow up
I said a garbage man because I thought
it would be fun to ride around town
hanging off the truck by one hand
like a pirate picking up treasure.
Today I would be told to clean up my act,
say garbage person, or better yet,
But why should I, who suffered
years of calculus,
have to share
with a garbage person?
Because we all deserve a little respect
god damn it, that’s why.
So what the hell,
I’m calling myself