Sold Out

Sold Out short poem

Photo by Beegee49

Since I saw you,
I’ve had this hope live in me.
That everything that isn’t needed be gone.
The details of sales papers, shopping carts.
The ease of temptation.
Standing still.
To fill my cart full of things I don’t need.
Coffee rings, free samples.
The debris of reality.
Strings and paper slings around baked goods.
Shopping around facedown.
Pushing the cart row after row.
The things on sale.
The pings of the register.
Splints that aren’t necessarily the object we’ve come face to face with.
Jamaican rum.
Our fingerprints used in vain
The residue from coffee pots and things we’ve touched.
Bottled, sealed tight.
Fresh water springs.
Still we pursue.
I pursue.
Your carefree sensibility.
I’ve walked every row in search.
Where have you gone,
Withdrawn

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