The list

Are you going on safari
or is this a trip to Aldi?

boots and goggles
mask and breathing slowly,

socially distanced
looks askance at those who
aren’t.

treading warily
looking for Dairylea
in the
chilled food section,

toilet rolls
bread rolls
no Rolls Royce
in here.

Fresh meat
dried meat
not next to the
dog meat,

Shallots
tomatoes
two pounds of
potatoes,

Kale?
pass,
that green stuff
gives me gas,

Alcohol?
now you’re talking
walking quickly
going to pick me
up some rum.

Sunday’s
turning into fun
must do it more
often.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.