Taking Out the Trash

I smell garlic,
certain smells that I can't describe
it smells awful.

A rotten banana peel
a half eaten apple
I see it falling out of the trash
and into the road.

I pick them up

Some comes from the kitchen,
some comes from the bathroom.

If it stayed in those rooms
the house would be filthy
the house would smell of garlic,
and coffee
and that certain awful smell that I can't describe.

That's why I take out the trash
even though I hate it.

--Isaac T., 7th-8th Grade