A Grocery List
By Savannah Lanz
Chase me through supermarket aisles as I race past fancy cutlery sets that I'd never buy.
Plant kisses on my forehead when we pass the gardening department.
I'd rather stop and smell the roses, but you say you need a new watch so we keep moving.
You made yourself eggs this morning so you pick up a carton without looking inside and place it in the cart.
I begged you for grapes but when I plucked one from an open bag, I hated it and tried another.
The first was too mushy, the second too sour. We didn't buy grapes.
You grab a six pack.
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We walk past the fancy cutlery sets again
You ask me if I want one. I say no.
Because I don't need a cutlery set when I can just use the knife you jammed in my back.