THE SADNESS OF A CAN
(no liquid only jelly stuck to the bottom)
The sadness of a can
exists when it's almost empty
No more liquid
but it's not empty
The weight is still there
Pinning it upright
it's not empty
And it won't be
Not without extraneous effort.
But who would rip the can apart
to get what's left inside?
Why should we?
Too much effort
It's just a can
Just a few cubes of jelly--I can get more
can is tossed away can is picked up, held loosely in hands
I would take the jelly from the can
I'd fill it with water
Jelly rises to the top
Drink, drink until it's all gone
Still jelly no liquid?
I'd fill it again
And again. And again.
Until the can is whole and empty
It's just a can. It's just jelly
Why put in so much effort?
Sometimes, it's worth the effort
I don't understand.
Maybe one day, you will
Maybe one day, you'll understand
the sadness of an almost empty can