Have I just become the landfill?
I hear the noisey garbage truck backing into place…
Beep, beep, beep. Beep…
The terns and I see many gems and opportunities dropped.
Only the tern is excited to see a morsel to eat, 
he doesn’t care about the rest.
Away goes the truck!
Quieter now, going to collect more!
The gems and opportunities lie undisturbed until 
the bulldozer pushes them under to wait.
Society will have to mine my landfill someday 
Rescue all those gems and opportunities.
For now the grass will grow, 
sun will rise and set, 
some gems and opportunities 
will rot and decay. 
If only we had been more diligent to identify all of the gems and opportunities!