A large box of Saltine crackers,
two cans of Campbell’s Soup,
red & white label, chicken noodle,
a package of Lipton tea bags and
assorted colors and flavors of Jell-O.
Half gallon of Tropicana orange juice,
a six pack of Canada Dry Ginger Ale
piled in a blue plastic shopping basket.
If I saw all these on the conveyor belt
gliding along, on the way to the cashier
it would only mean one thing for me.
Somebody must be sick in that house.
Maybe I’m strange, maybe everyone
else has different ideas about what you
need to help you get better, or what
you should buy when loved ones are ill.