Through The Glass Darkly

She lined her windows with cobalt glasses, wine bottles and sometimes even glass birds. She was the the only poet I had ever known, so part of me thought this was how it had to be done, until of course she started getting cats, and they disagreed. They were right of course. That is also when I knew, poets need cats, not blue glass.

It’s not what you think

or maybe it is, if you are thinking that tomorrow will come even if you are not there to see

did you know birds can sleep while flying over the sea for months at a time

that makes sense

because I have been sleepwalking through my life for years

January 15, 2021

It’s happening again. Everyone is stocking thier cabinets up again. This time it is just in case the transition goes badly and we are locked down under martial law. So it was a long 10 hour day, but a customer made a mask with baby yoda on it, and that was just very thoughtful and just made my day. I think that my younger customers will like that too.

January 8, 2021

I see a lot of the same customers all the time. I have a unique window into people’s lives ringing up their groceries every week. I have a customer who always buys pudding, and a customer who buys flowers for her partner every friday, and many customers who shop for their parents or neighborhood that can’t come out because of the pandemic. The new customers I see a lot these days are instacart shoppers. We had them before the pandemic, but nowdays I see them a lot. A lot of them work with their kids or they work in groups and they shop at all kinds of stores. I don’t think there is a lot of money in it, but I can’t help but think how resilient people are to do that kind of job. No matter what people figure out a way to make it.