Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Picking Milk

standing in front of cooler at Sunflower
I wonder, a gallon or half?  one percent or two?
organic or in “natural” returnable bottles?  Horizon or
Farmers’?  this or that?  that or this?
cream or chocolate milk?  buttermilk or sour
cream for the chocolate cake?  salted butter
or unsalted?  cage free eggs, large or medium, brown
or white?  so I stand there in a stupor deciding
while people are dying in wartime, dying from
malnutrition; I stand here frozen in time,
all brain cells working full time, dumbfounded with
the stupidity of it all.

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