Poetry today, from the insightful and very witty P.S. Cottier, in response to my discovery of shopping dockets in a second-hand book! (See Refreshing the Wells 19)
You’ll be able to hear P.S. Cottier read at Conflux; she’s wonderful in person, too, so worth finding on the program, which is here!
A Short Poem Inspired by Two Shopping Lists Found Hidden Inside a Cookbook Purchased at the Lifeline Bookfair by Kaaron Warren, Novelist, March 2013.
Shape Active milk, Brocolli (sic?) and Sweet William Pears.
full cream milk, butternut snaps and peanuts.
Sweet William Pears, a fairy tale fruit.
Broccoli blooming, a fan of green coral.
Milk so active it must sprint from the teat.
Just the items a health-freak might eat.
Auntie Flo likes milk full crammed with cream.
Brownies with peanuts that kiss her fat tongue.
A tea full of sugar and a Butternut Snap,
on a TV tray sloped on a mountain of lap.
The healthy one died, while out for a jog.
There’s a lot to be said for the life of a slob.