From Autumn Opens a Door, published fall 2015, a poetry collection.
The shoppers maneuver their carts
among the islands of produce.
navigating crowded and
uncertain seas. Taking on cargo
overloads their concentration leaving little
are incompetent or inexperienced and often double as
who as a group are on the young side and preoccupied
with their own pleasures. They are
prone to falling overboard.
In these waters,
Sailor, all I can say is: