Today I did something today I haven't done in a long, long time. I listened to myself and tried to forget about you. I went to the grocery store and tried to pass myself off as a real, functioning human being. I flirted with the bag boy. I thumped watermelons. I studied lettuce, not quite sure what I was supposed to be looking for, exactly. I gawked at the high price of soda and cookies. I gazed at all the ice cream, then decided I did not need it. I walked away with my paper towels, lettuce, juice, and cream cheese, and for once, felt what I guess it is to be a normal person not looking over my shoulder, or jumping at every single noise. I was nice knowing that today, if for some reason I died, it wouldn't be because of you.
Joy Helen LaRue's Questions:
1. How did you feel when you read this poem?
2. Did you feel enough detail was captured?
3. What do you think inspired this piece?