“Save a Lot” recently published online by Bindlestiff Press

Save a Lot

Spilling out of cars
with loose bumpers,
in flip-flops, they fill
their carts with
frozen chicken breasts
that look like
they’ve had work
done, shrunken heads
of lettuce, off-brand beans.

In the produce aisle
a guy with
a muscle shirt
that says “Six Pack
Under Construction”
is poking tomatoes
while a woman
leaning on her cart
as if it were a walker
kicks the tires
on an eggplant.

A clerk at the checkout
scans apples
that got roughed up
in the alley
and customers bag
their own
to save $.10.


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