Time Travel in the Produce Section (a poem)

Time Travel in the Produce Section (a poem)
pony-tailed 
sweat-pant clad
she grabbed a piece of fruit
holding it up to her dad
to inspect
a mango? or a plum?
(i couldn’t see)

he took it
smelled it
made a comment
they laughed 
moved on to carrots
talking about something
or nothing

leaving me 
in their wake
surrounded by vegetables
rooted in memories
shopping with my dad
talking about something 
or nothing

i saw her 
40 years from now
surrounded by vegetables
rooted in memories
missing her dad for a moment
before carrying on
with the shopping
The produce section
Carrying on with the shopping

© 2019 Glover Gardens



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