So quickly what was once a kitchen preparation

headed for a mouth

becomes a taboo piece of disgust within a trash can.

How can it be?

Children warned to keep their hands out of the trash.

Washing feverishly after touching things near the bin.

A dog scolded for venturing a whiff.

A filthy crow loitering near the dumpster.

Things once clean demolished by a new idea of unclean.

Once useful. Now garbage, headed for oblivion.