NPM 28 / 30

Bad Omens

higher number on the scale
probably brownies
maybe gained muscle mass
she thinks without much conviction

dog poop on the rug
still warm
even though we were just outside
proper guilt on dog’s face

grocery trip started well
then there was a young girl
with her mother and sister
with mask around her neck

then there were employees
with their masks not covering
their noses, standing too close
only one cashier lane open

bird took a bite of
first ripe strawberry
dropped its crust of bread
to savor sweetness

VP decides to forgo mask
while visiting a hospital!
LA Lakers qualify
for “small business” loan!

numbers continue climbing
people think they are immune
or smarter than experts
unemployment grows

she tries to lighten her mood
sweats and moves her body
she tries to get beyond
these foreboding events

it only half works
she turns on a comfort movie
drinks an adult beverage
determines how soon
she can go to bed

 

One Comment Add yours

  1. Kate Budd says:

    I look forward to your poem every day – don’t stop at 30! xoxo k

    Kate Budd 619-985-4869

    On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 7:59 PM Meeting Grace: The Blog wrote:

    > meetinggrace posted: “Bad Omens higher number on the scale probably > brownies maybe gained muscle mass she thinks without much conviction dog > poop on the rug still warm even though we were just outside proper guilt on > dog’s face grocery trip started well then there was a you” >

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