The Trader

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2016 Chapbook Challenge – Day 19
For today’s prompt, write a poem about a commonplace location. The poem could be about the local grocery store, library, or something even more intimate–like your kitchen or bathroom. Or it could be standing in line at the DMV or post office.

Hard to stay out of Trader Joe’s
after reading their Fearless Flyer.
Once I enter, I’m an impulse buyer
of cheese, wine, and marshmallows

covered in chocolate, and sodium low.
Their coffee bean ice cream, I admire.
Hard to stay out of Trader Joe’s,
after reading their Fearless Flyer.

Ravioli stuffed with mushroom goes
well with parmesan pita chips, prior.
Pink lemonade is a taste I’ve acquired,
and salted caramels, if you must know.
Hard to stay out of Trader Joe’s.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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One Response to The Trader

  1. MYRNA ZACH says:

    get in line



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