This is what Alan found in the garbage one day:
movie ticket stubs,
crumpled candy wrappers,
a partially eaten ham and cheese sandwich,
empty soda cans,
crushed cigarette butts,
and an old pair of tefillin.
Then Alan suddenly understood why
he had been desperately searching
for years and years.
He must have known,
that along with the trash,
what still had value, the most value,
was also being thrown away.
Alan stuck his hand into the garbage
and pulled out the tefillin.
for years and years,
the tefillin searched desperately,
found its way
through the garbage piled high in Alan,
and pulled out Aharon.