Because of the appearance in the dream of someone known for his humor, I'm taking it as a sign I need a lot more of that next year! I'm not alone in that, am I?
On the grocery store shelves
one is broken open;
one is squashed.
A helpful clerk offers
to look for others,
fresh and whole.
In the meantime,
I meet an old acquaintance,
a celebrity, in fact, one known
for his humor and political savvy.
Together, we roam the store
and nonchalantly enter
the back rooms, the dark storehouses
and cold corners inaccessible to the public,
and then finally the night-time parking lot.
When we reach the holiday’s long
check-out line, I am still waiting
for the clerk to reappear with my
After I wake up, I appreciate that I have had
a congenial companion and guide
through some hidden other/underworld.
I hope that Persephone’s
healthy, whole, ruby red and
burgeoning fruit will soon
be in my hands.