The Grocery Store

8 07 2008

A globe of not
plastic, not glass, but
of light and rubber:
a balloon––
boisterous, mysterious,
floating in a summer’s
salon of heat and cash registers.
Bobbing against halogen lights,
escaped from
the child’s sweaty fist.


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8 07 2008
Mollie Bryant

I like this.

8 07 2008
mariegauthier

Only one detail missing: the keening of the child who’s lost her balloon…

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