Saturday Shopping

Saturday Shopping

When you’re buying fence posts
and trellis panels
it’s easy to keep your personal space
in the check-out queue.

Not so for the girl on the till,
she looks exhausted.
“We’re working 24 hours here,
to restock the shelves.”

I pay.
She sprays her red-raw hands.
“Stay safe,” she says.
“You too.”

You too.

On leaving the store

Dear God!
Today the Food Bank trolley
Is virtually empty.
Lord, help us.

Michael Mays