Wish I could show you the "timeline" of Recycling; with the frames squished together, you can see the bulge of a round form in the edge of each frame. The theme then, is a circle, which affirms nicely the premise of the poem. I noticed this early in the selection of visuals (Mars, Earth) to match the words, then consciously sought the form to fit in some of the other verses.
But did I do this subconsciously when I wrote the poem? I don’t know. I know I didn’t do it consciously, but some of these things surprise me in my writing and that’s one of the greatest highs for a writer. I wonder if an accomplished artist finds this same thing happening; when he doesn’t know what’s going to come out on the canvas, doesn’t know where the "story" is leading him.
I do know this: Jesus came out a lot sexier and meaner-looking than I’d planned.