Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Produce Aisle

The problem working here
Is how quickly things lose
What little value they have
Even the best goes bad, eventually.

The stacks of apples on display
Like books on a scholar’s shelf
All the incomplete world
Reduced to reliable facts of name and price.

Only those who’ve worked here know:
Truth is a perishable fruit
Drawn from the harvest of another generation.

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