Cry the neighbourhood hounds,
Canine ears alert to the
Bin men on their rounds.
Howl the mutts inside their dwelling
As rumbling closer The Beast
And her Hi-Viz team come yelling.
Whimper timid, frightened dogs,
By the roar from crunching, grinding,
Ripping, tearing cogs.
Calm the owners of domesticated packs,
Soothing terror raised hackles
On their furry friends’ backs.
Repeat the neighbourhood hounds
As, from basket safety, they hear
The Beast complete her rounds.