Friday, December 3, 2010

Expiration Date -- Poetry 2010

Food bank donations: bread,
half dozen eggs, canned goods,
package of protein, and more, she
couldn’t get by without them.
Often past the expiration date:
stamped or by visual condition…
this weeks vegetables pooled and
puddle on her kitchen counter.
Scooping the dissolving produce
into the sink, she regretted
wasting precious resources.
Wiping the trail of slime, she
dreamt of the day she could
pay-it-forward – of course, being
careful of the date stamp expiration …


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