Lament for the bag of dog poo left upon my sidewalk
I find them on my sidewalk, I find them on the trail
The production of a canine from just under the tail
Neatly tucked and tied in a plastic sack
But left there, alone, and they aren’t coming back
I’ve run over them with my lawnmower
(otherwise known as a poo bag shredder and thrower)
Through my irritation
I guess at the dog owners’ motivation
Maybe the process is too complicated and needs some instruction
As to the proper sequence and basic function:
STEP 1: the doggie deed is done
STEP 2: you scoop and bag the poo
STEP 3: take the bag home with thee!
Dogs do poo (on each walk maybe a time or two)
When it rains (this sounds insane) the poo bag goes down the drain
The fecal material once spun-off turns into runoff
The dog poo in solution becomes the stream’s pollution
The bag of plastic for the stream is bombastic
So if you want to swim and enjoy the water
Take your poo bag – I think that you ought’r.
NOTE: all three photos were taken within 1/4 mile of my house within just a few days. . .it is now normal behavior.
Your Humble Stormwater Poet,
David J. Hirschman