Bald man
in the grocery store:
and then not
as suddenly as if
you’d run out of
slack in your leash
Raise the arm
that is not holding
the grocery bag
Hold the receipt
to the end of your nose
Cross your eyes
in a short-focus grimace
Frown at the paper
wrinkles extending
all the way
up to your former hairline

bald man in the grocery store
I marvel at your perfection
and that of your upside-down replica
reflected in beautiful detail
on the polished floor.


One thought on “Consolidation

Comments are closed.