Paradise on Aisle Twelve

Paradise on Aisle Twelve

We were all roving,

snatching a can here,

a package there.

We were looking for redemption

amidst the unborn dishes

at the store on Thanksgiving Day.

Something had been forgotten,

something which would be re-found

while reading a can of green English peas

or staring at a loaf of banana nut bread.

Maybe the one thing missing

was on a shelf waiting.

All we had to do was grasp it

and we would have perfection.

We would fill our carts

just in case.

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Brenda Bishop Blakey

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The prompt was Paradise. Thank you to Robert Lee Brewer for selecting my prompt for the 2012-november-pad-chapbook-challenge .