Attention Shoppers



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”


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