A little short on writing time again today, but still wanted to answer the Poetic Asides call for “The Last _________ ” poem. In my house, we used the pandemic as an excuse to stock up on a lot of treats during our last big grocery shop. But now that some of the most popular items are dwindling, each bite comes with more thoughtful consideration. I even took a photo to document the evidence.
The Last Cookie
I opened the bag
as carefully as a thief
moving through a sleeping house
but could not commit the crime
knowing there’d be none left for you.