hopes he will be early enough in the morning
to stock up on necessities. You know--
the usual. Toilet paper, paper towels
frozen vegetables. He forgot fresh green beans,
will get them next time. The dog will whine
and bark if he leaves her at home. I’m still asleep.
There a crowd jostles for products. He tries to keep
the recommended safe distance, backs away,
does the two step, glowers at those who invade
his space. He checks out, stows his bag in the car.
The dog wags her tail in joy. He has sprayed car doors
and his gloves with his homemade disinfectant,
drives home hoping he has left behind what
the pushing crowd may be carrying, a new hell.
I wake up, find chocolate cookies on the shelf.
The previous post of 3/23/2020 announced an on-line read around for this site beginning March 30, which is today. I have received two entries, posted below. This will be an ongoing challenge as we all “stay home” because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Here are the rules:
- 500-word limit, any genre.
- E-mail your entry as an attachment to Connie Rae White (email@example.com).
- I will post the entries to this District 5 News and Events page for the read around.
- If readers wish to comment, please email the author personally. Comments should not be addressed to the District 5 site. If you would like your comment posted, CC Connie Rae on your comment, and I may consider posting an occasional valuable or interesting comment.
~ Connie White, President, KAC District 5