Nash, Edith / Practice the here and now: selected writings of Edith Nash
I do my shopping, p. 38
I Do My Shopping38 I do my shopping very carefully in this town. I don't pick up my husband's shoes at the shoemaker's Across the river Until I have to go to the Red Owl next door. And get a new book to put stamps in So I can do the most things with the least Driving and parking. I often wonder about this, because I really enjoy Driving and parking. And when I look out over the river at night To the white house across, where a neighbor is dying I think how easy it would be for death To stop by my home without going too much Out of his way. Going down river it would only be a little jog After he left the white house, to cross over and come by And then there's a long space below without any house calls to make Of course there might be birds or squirrels or even dogs - -~-~ - - Waiting for him in the park. It's hard to know what lists of errands others have. I like to save the pieces of paper So I can cross things off when they are done But I'm always losing them or leaving them Or letting the wind get them. It's awfully hard to keep track.
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