Grocery Store

Butter needed and off we go
Grocery store zoo row by row
Any island of calm I seek
Stationary head in freezer peek
Smiling king of pastry dough



“Tax and spend” an angry radio voice
Late for work, her blouse had lost a button
The mirror broken, reflected her oddly
A photo album lay on the dressing table
Men playing horseshoes in black and white


Long skis hiss over the hard pack snow
Calories burn, stamina endures, forest slides past
A lone refugee seeking solitude, silence, peace
Finds a rabbit ensnared in a lasso like trap
Caterpillar belches smoke, trees tumble, gold to mine

This is the fifth of the five line poems each using five random words in five days.