Paper products primarily, made for short-term use,
then thrown away - tickets, paper cups,
posters, flyers, tissue, confetti.
We are that, apparently, our bodies,
personalities, our immediate human histories,
utility and sacrifice the purpose
of our very existence,
the execution and fulfillment
of some long-term ineffable
goal of the soul
with no opinions worthy of a listen
from a crushed paper cup
or complaint from a torn ticket stub;
the temporal, the discardable
in the face of the Eternal;
the creature as opposed to Creator.
O child of God, escape to a realm where time
and space, weight and gauge do not exist.