Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Supermarket Girl

for years
eyes meeting
speechless
always a glance
only observing
the passing of our time
when I buy food

remembering her
years ago
on a street corner
by the small town
train station
waiting nervously
Saturday night
the carnival
perhaps her
first date
awkwardness
and make up
suggested

I admired when
a new cashier
cried in frustration
as an angry idiot
customer
berated
she jumped in
to help
the poor girl
calming her

seeing again
today
same supermarket
a woman now
new haircut
I communicated in silence
delightful

Craig Stormont