Two Poems: Salad Lady, That COVID Sunday in San Clemente

photo by Geordie Shaw
 SALAD LADY
  
 They shut down the fish and chips.
 They shut down the pie place.
 They’re going to have to start doing something here.
  
 On Thanksgiving I’m being messaged
 By an unclaimed frozen turkey 
 In a church basement freezer.
  
 And the next day I get a text,
 And it says “Salad Lady.”
 And I’m like Salad Lady? 
 THAT COVID SUNDAY IN SAN CLEMENTE
  
 Humans dare not touch
 But my sister and the stranger’s dog
 Hugged and kissed
 Like long lost friends. 

© 2021 Randy Stark

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