Wednesday, July 23, 2014

the cereal aisle


in the deathly gaudy
cereal aisle
i paused
scanned
to see if anyone still
made
wheat puffs

bottom shelf
store brand

i put two in the cart

hoping

to somehow

return to that little kitchen
worn linoleum floor
in that little apartment
way west
50th street
way west
so long ago
way west
when the entire world
was

when the entire world
was

when the entire world
was

fresh