I made my long, long shopping list,
an expression of the goods I wished
to purchase to support good health –
grit teeth, take flight and stride in stealth
toward the bus stop, hurry on,
only to find my bus had gone –
a twenty minute walk or wait?
I strolled back through my garden gate
unlocked the door and hurried in
escaping rain and roaring wind,
there’s plenty here to make a supper
all kinds of staples, bread and butter –
good health can wait another day
I can’t afford it anyway!