The World is My Ashtray by leighmf
Am I to blame them in a car,
costing $65,000, for a little more tar
if they're compelled to keep it neat
by throwing their butts onto the street?
Butts on the walkways,
butts in the garden,
walkways are arteries,
I beg your pardon!
I truly don't care for flowers with butts,
cocktail stirrers, and napkins, you nuts!
'Tis culture to flick butts
when stopped at a light
from manicured fingers,
gold wrist watch in sight.
Dark glasses, dark windows
roll down for the deed,
slithering back up with MXL speed.
Then there are those poorly drained intersections
where butts congregate from all directions.
Germs on the filters stick to my shoes,
especially the man-made materials and glues.
Once we were taught not
to litter the streets
with butts, spit, and wrappers
from various eats.
Thus here is the problem,
ye who can think-
too many butts
makes the world stink.