Tagged: grocery

on a scale of one

on a scale of one
to ten, waking up at five
a.m. to secure

a delivery slot is a
nine, batting zero for two
.
20200415:2222
y

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

without meaning to,

without meaning to,
memories get squeezed into
feelings – when you pass

me in aisle five, i am a
swan dive away from buoyant
.
20160905:1925
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

days after you left

days after you left
us, they were
selling the thickest
scallions on Grand –
i thought i had put
away my thoughts of
you on this routine
round – but oh, what
delicious boasting
on a harmless after-
noon, so many years ago
.
20100421:2221
y