Shopping for Bread in a Hardware Store
Hardware Stores fit all our needs
Wheel barrels are near the door
First aisle; nuts and bolts tucked in draws
Second aisle; power tools, gadgetry and more
Midnight Blue and Sunset Yellow paint swatches, linger by brushes.
Floor Fans overcome noise
But no bread!
Hand tools and power saws hang over drop cloths
Welcome mats decorated the floor
Perhaps the bread was in the back
Squeezed between charcoal and bug spray
After fertilizer and birdseed
Before the rest room door
But no, no bread!
I asked a man for help.
The man scratched his beard and said
“Lady you are in the wrong store.”
. . . . just saying