Stuff Mart

He had 17 loaves of white bread

in his cart, along with six jugs of sweet tea

and large tub of cottage cheese.

She had a shower curtain and duct tape

and at the last moment,

added a Cadbury egg to her basket.

I exchanged pleasantries with the cashier-

something about how it’s almost Friday,

as if the moment wasn’t rife with possibility

of death by meteor or gluttony.

I remember bringing my child here

and feeling accomplished

when my cupboards were full;

I wonder if that feeling is lost for good

now that I know less about fulfillment

and more about never-ending questions.

A dark little bird flew in the rain

and I drove home between dotted lines

on a slick road with no guard rail.

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