Cardboard Mystery

So now the students share the bins with me.
They even pull them, early, to the curb.
I wrote – they sent sincere apology,
and I thought (prematurely) they could learn
(in spite of their hysteria at bees
they misidentified as hornet hordes).
But when I checked the bins’ capacity,
I found unflattened cartons to perturb,
in stubborn 3-dimensionality.

(Magic 9)

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