Thursday, 19 July 2012

At the Grocery Store

Softly, we discuss pasta option
in front of the refrigerated display
until something crashes to the floor
and we look up to spot a man
in the milk department, his arms
twisted and taut at odd angles
as his body convulses roughly.
A woman starts frantically calling,
'Help, somebody, please help him'
and everyone freezes for the space
of one long conscious inhalation

before the quick burst into action.

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