What you can find in a supermarket:
A Charlie Christian solo embedded
In a Benny Goodman tune, embedded
in the muzak.The I Ching supposedly
composed by a King Wen
in the 12th Century BC
between a diet book and
How to Talk to Your Cat.
A small purple bottle-stopper
somehow mixed up with your change.
We are all archeologists here,
wheeling our shopping carts
We are all piecing together the shards.
And out in the parking lot
Immersed in a sea of vehicles,
a woman is picking rosehips from
a bush in a concrete box.
To no one particular she says,
“Good for tea, you know, good for colds”