Hungrily combing through the sales flyers
Looking for affordable prices on
Turkeys at 2.22 a pound,
Mushrooms and yams on sale too.
Hurry, hurry, get there fast
Shelves will empty if you’re last.
Too many times
She has arrived to see the shelves
Bare of the sale items.
Flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder
And such is priced out of
Still though, there’s the
Wrinkled face peppers, and spotted bananas,
The charcoaled top cauliflower
And the dense bread that must be toasted.
For the time being,
The lawn will be stripped
In favor of the flavor
And price of home grown
Even seeds have become
but still a better value
And in all this,
To purchase heirloom seeds
And collect them during harvest
And she’s learned to be
Thankful for her food.