I was asked to participate in the Litter I See project, in support of Frontier College and the work they do to promote literacy from coast to coast to coast. Here’s a little blurb from the website, in the words of Litter I See organizer carin makuz.
“The idea of connecting litter and literacy happened when it occurred to me that, beyond alliteration, there are real similarities: both are problems, both are ubiquitous, but only one is visible. It became a Pavlovian thing: I can no longer see litter without thinking illiteracy.
Once you start thinking about it, you realize it’s everywhere.
And so I wondered if there was a way of sharing that connection so litter might become a small weird trigger to remind us that there are a lot of people out there who can’t read what’s written on that debris.
Plus, the trash inspired writing is a bundle of exquisitely trashy goodness.
So please visit. Come back often. And if you ever feel compelled to click the Donate box on the Home Page, it will take you to Frontier College, where you can choose what programs you’d like to support, and where even a few dollars will be received with much gratitude.
On behalf of those who can’t yet put gratitude into words: thank you for supporting literacy.”
Many thanks to carin, and I hope you enjoy my poem!