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November 27, 2023

beauty and that

By Paul Tanner

beauty and that

she's in aisle 7,
arms waving,
grabbing at nothing.
well, no, to be fair, she's grabbing at
something --
it's just something
I can't see.
she finally catches it,
she catches
whatever there was
to catch
and holds it close
in both hands,
cupping it protectively.

smiling warily,
she walks down aisle 7
and out of the shop

and I envy her
all these things,

price-labelling tins
as I am
in the midst of a

Article © Paul Tanner. All rights reserved.
Published on 2021-07-26
Image(s) are public domain.
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