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.


Brenda Bishop Blakey



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