What can YOU say in six sentences?
In the supermarket, he pushes the cart, leaning heavily on the handle, while she darts back and forth, adding eggs, milk, bread, cereal, hurrying to keep up with his slow, steady pace.
He wedges the dog food bag in the bottom rack, brings down things from the high shelves;
wordless, grimly bored, they travel around the store. At the checkout line she unloads the cart, he swipes his bank card across the ATM processor; outside, they hesitate and then he points, and they cross…
Keep it simple, the clerk said, so I took off the scarf and the bangle bracelets,
exchanged the three inch spikes for a low heeled suede that matched the dress.
She smiled, and waited; I removed three rings, the nose ring, the ear studs (all six of them),
and the tennis bracelet.
She nodded encouragingly; Ah, I thought.
Getting into the spirit of it all, I discarded the sparkly pin and another ring; and then she reached…Continue