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Timothy Mason : POET

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Shopping Trip

The marketplace aisles
full of nutrition
or something like it
gleam in neon bath

This crumpled list
is not specific enough
There are how many kinds of lettuce?

Milk, eggs, cheese, butter
Good dairy done
Bread is where??

I reach, hand open past my knee
Seeking little fingers that always grabbed

Daddy – the cereal
the applesauce
the mac and cheese
Daddy – how about this treat?

Warm and hollow
My fingers seek
The touch from a decade past

and it is a tear
that gleams in neon bath
as I seek nutrition
or something like it.

updated: 4 years ago