From Catch Up With Summer, a collection published in summer 2015.
Big Game Hunting
At the packaging store this lady
purchases a roll of bubble wrap
she and I could surround it only
if we linked hands
although why we’d want to do that
I can’t explain.
She does not need any help to lift it
she hefts it herself quite easily
after all, it’s only air.
but think about it
Someone had to stalk and catch
and then get it to settle down
in the multitude of little plastic cells because
It didn’t go in there all on its own, did it?