the drunk plant life seeps past the metal detector of grocery stores

6 Jun

it’s so freaking subtle the way an elderly lady cruises through the aisles with 6 boxes of joe louis chocolate cakes and kids wearing metal braces have no more than a few more years to live. so god damn subtle the way a young 20 angel swirls in with a summer long skirt; a crease down the side exposing a flesh streak down to her bare feet wedged into sandals and that face, oh her face is not pained by all the attention. there’s focus and Marcela wealthy orphan shepherdess aloofness in her face. She didn’t practice for this spring milan runway. She’s flowers by no fault of her own.

i know Terence driving a forklift is shy. I know he’ll scribble u r beautiful on a piece of cardboard and hand it to her. It’s subtle how he  doesn’t want to be a grandparent anyway. give him Hawaii and an acre and some tropical plants and the beach to whittle away his last psychotropic days. it’s so freaking subtle the anger in faces waiting in line but the cheeks are in the face of em all and it winds back to animal children when the spirit was everywhere and infinity was the schedule and yeh, she packs into a Kia car and wrinkles gain power as she grimaces at traffic lights, but she had cheeks too.

so damn subtle this warehouse turned into a grocery store and this sky a dome and the waterfall on the vegetables.


5 Responses to “the drunk plant life seeps past the metal detector of grocery stores”

  1. kvennarad June 6, 2014 at 5:26 pm #

    Brilliantly confident.

    • steve June 6, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

      good thing i didn’t speak.

  2. Millie Ho June 6, 2014 at 7:19 pm #

    This should be a novel.

    • steve June 6, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

      Maybe it’s easier to let it flow than careful construction. I see saw back and forth between the two. Maybe both are useful, depending on the kind of day and what not. Thanks Millie

      • Millie Ho June 7, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

        True, Steve. Flow destroys construction any day of the week.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: