Covid-19, the garbage truck and the reassuring smell


Covid-19, the garbage truck and the reassuring smell (poem)

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It’s the garbage truck

overloading garbage spills

where comes these rubbish!

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Market and food wastes

Smell of decomposing loads

yet reassuring!

photo of a dump truck across buildings
Decomposing garbage (Photo by Kelly Lacy on Pexels.com)

Humans seem to spew more rubbish than any other living beings on Earth!

Walking past a garbage truck or driving behind one, used to be an annoying experience.

Ironically, with Covid-19 around us, the smell seems tolerable and reassuring!

This is reassuring because loss of smell (anosmia) is one of the symptoms in diagnosing Covid-19!

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4 Comments

  1. The irony of perspective! I remember how bad the garbage situation is living in the Philippines. There was a place called Smokey Mountain in Manila. It’s a giant heap of burning garbage. Very sad and eye opening.

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