Sunday, January 12, 2014

My Grocery Lists

Every week I write a grocery list
On an ordinary eight by ten sheet of paper
Folded in half lengthwise
Produce on one side
Dry goods, meats, cheeses, and the like on the other
The week’s menu inside
I fold it in half again the other way to carry it in my pocket
Upon entering the first store I make marks to indicate where I might find each item
Then I usually scratch off the items on the list
One at a time
As I find them
Until every item on the list has a line drawn through it
But not always
Then I bring the list home
But not always
And refer to it throughout the week
But not always
Then I throw it away
Every week I write a new one and
Age isn’t valued
Every where

Every week

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