Joe Has A Bad Day

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #449

Words:  maze, wreck, crawl, back, armed, last, trapped, hand, stash, land, chatter, saw

Armed with twenty-four
rolls of toilet paper
to add to his stash,
Joe rushes out to
his car only to discover
it has vanished. There
he stands, back aching,
trapped in Shoprite’s
parking lot. A wreck,
Joe pushes his cart
through a maze of cars,
hoping to be mistaken
about where he left it.
As last, he sits defeated
on a curb, head in hands,
listening to overloaded
shoppers chatter through
their face masks. An ant
lands and crawls across
his shoe. He watches it.
Joe pokes around in his
jacket for his phone.
Last time he saw it,
was on the front seat
of his car.

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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