An ode to diapers

Waste catchers, 

Nothing more.

Not given much thought

Until it’s time to end. 

In decades past,

To wash one’s own was

The only way. 

Then to take and toss 

While out and about

Became the balance. 

Since then the convenience

Of take and toss

In our disposable society

Has lead to massive piles

Of incompostable waste. 

Waste that wastes but never wastes away. 

My how glad I am for my

Research

Commitment

Follow through. 

How glad I am to have done cloth

At home and away. 

No take and toss past 

Meconium tar. 

This chapter closes

From breast to fork

From diapers to toilet

From baby to child. 

The last of the babe

Is the waste collector. 

Washed but once more

And passed on to the next

To hold the waste

But never wasting away. 

To be part of the solution

Not adding to the problem. 

Thanks you cloth diapers

G Diapers

For the bottoms you’ve covered

And conservation you’ve provided. 

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