Dawn to Dusk

From the book And Don’t Come Back, published in 2021.

Dawn to Dusk

Fresh pressed and sparkling clean
off to work those patterned pants and
knee boots a nice look with the
white wool turtleneck sweater
ten hours from now you and they
tired out from being at work all day
run into the grocery store
to pick up something for dinner.
You yawn in the checkout line
sag
and relax
into their wrinkles.

1/23/20