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 13, 2021
Let’s just get along, not because it will make everything better, but because it will not make everything worse, and that is something.
January 12, 21
An apple a day
How did the apple get such a bad rep? Planting the seeds of everything bad, here we are, still dealing with it. But we are also left with everything good. Maybe it will be enough. Maybe we will get through this, or maybe we will not. Either way we will deserve it.
January 10, 2021
Outside the crows watch
The crowds of cars gathering
As ice and rain dance
January 9, 2021
Just keep the peace. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth or at least keep their jobs, and at the end of the day, that is what is really important.
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.
January 7, 2021
Could today be any more … urgh? I shouldn’t ask that. Because it can. But today is just over. And sometimes that is a win.