S T O R I E S I N T H E T I M E O F A P A N D E M I C
With this, says my next customer
in the long social distanced queue
down the pet food aisle
as I ask “Would you like to unload
Your shopping, love?”
Take each day as it comes, love.
Keep calm and carry on. I counsel.
Aye, she replies. Slowly-placing-each-
Item-in-her=bag. She apologises
to the next customer
Haven’t got a rush in me these days.