Tagged: groceries

we get in line, take

we get in line, take
turns, buying
groceries, doing
laundry, voting,
waiting for our
turn, six feet in
between,
six feet under
.
20200408:2249
y

to the extent that

we are studying

we are studying
purple asparagus at
the market, having

accepted that your favorite
bouquets are in the produce aisle
.
20180115:1932
y

between vacuuming

between vacuuming
the house, cleaning
out and restocking
the fridge, ironing
the dinner napkins,
folding and unfolding
the sheets, trips to the
airport, thawing the
ham, one more
grocery run, and
refueling the gas
tank, mom and dad
meet in the backyard
for a breather,
holly-hunting
.
20180103:1940
y

you scratched out a list

you scratched out a list
of ingredients in the
shape of love, and
somewhere in aisle
six, between the garam
masala
and cumin,
i found it, waiting
to be picked up
and put together,
un-puzzled
.
20160416:2033
y

a bag of groceries

a bag of groceries
is just another
bag of
groceries
unless
it has been trying
for days to
escape
the
weight of the
contents of which
it holds – those
stretch marks
are so
unbecoming
.
20101111:2233
y

bags of groceries, a knot

bags of groceries, a knot
of loose ends, a skirt full
of figs – they are all
the same when
it comes to arriving
home and letting go
.
20100915:2359
y