Garbage Truck Monster

    “Garbage Truck Monster,” Friend, Mar. 1988, 15

    Garbage Truck Monster

    The garbage truck monster

    Roars up the street,

    Looking for garbage

    To pick up and eat.

    He stops at a can

    And gulps down his dinner.

    The foul-smelling mixture

    Goes into his “inner.”

    Bottles and boxes

    And cans disappear

    As he gnashes and smashes

    And grinds into gear.

    He growls and he howls,

    And I guess I know why—

    If I ate what he ate,

    I’m sure I would die!

    Illustrated by Shauna Mooney