The compost bin was hungry
And it wanted something new.
It’d reduced old fruit and lettuce leaves
To gloopy, slimy goo.
“Enough with all the green waste,
For now I’ve had enough.
I need something dry and brown
Like paper and card and stuff!”
So strips of card were fed to it
And more and more and more,
‘Til finally an old paperback
Was swallowed whole and raw.