Went grocery  shopping today and although this event was thankfully fictional, it's a much less enjoyable experience than shopping used to be. 

The Blue Tinged Zinger



Out the driveway now to the right

Down the street for fresh groceries

Left at the corner no traffic in sight

No yet  spring no leaves on the trees


The light is red it’s always red

Watch the walkers strutting by

Purposefully forward measured tread

Aching muscles but calories fly


Into the lot too early for the rush

List in my memory thankfully short

Halfway to the door remember mask

Damn back to the car that wasn’t smart


Masked and chagrined to the store once more

Sanitize hands and spray the cart

Microbe free now I can walk the floor

Isles with arrows one mustn’t revert


A lady in blue with hair to match

Is coming my way against the flow

maverick shopper without a mask

Loudly proclaiming her Alamo


Leaving the cart as a IED

I turn with a rush determined to flee

Only to find my exit is stymied

By others equally in shock behind me


We all stampeded out the door

Leaving the place to the blue tinged boar

Safe now knowing that COVID’s spore

Is safely muted while out of doors


Drove home in anxious PTSD

a near miss on my shopping spree

Sat down sadly to my ersatz dinner

Not fresh but safe from the blue tinged zinger

Poetry by josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2021-03-29 at 16:46

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
As an "essential worker" (grocery store drone), I've grown used to people who loom in, who don't, or won't, properly wear masks. I spin the wheel every day, and I've been lucky, I guess. I've stopped giving Covid much thought.

Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
I have become the mask lady, I have them everywhere and of all kinds - for school, the visers, for shopping an array of multi coloured ones - no, sadly shopping is not a pleasure these days and I go rarely and order online, glad your fictional lady was just that

Elle x