The Black Pick-up

She drives up in a black
pickup full of junk, pulls
over in front of my
neighbors trash pile.
Looking like she arrived
from another time and place in
her full patterned skirt, headwrap, thin
brown legs, flipflops.

She takes her
time going through black
trash bags, random papers,
books, a lamp.

Back and forth. Things fall
off the truck.
A little girl in a pink sundress
jumps out
and tosses them back in.

When they drive off, not much
remains.

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