Surprise

It would be
interesting
to know how many
receipts
for a single purchase
of condoms
have been discarded
in the trash
outside of drug stores
in unfamiliar cities
by married men
whose wives
have made the need
for such items
superfluous—
but it would be
more interesting
to know how many
of these receipts
have failed to
disappear into the dark
convenient receptacles
due to the urgent nature
of the event
that required
such a purchase—
and ended up
in the unchecked pockets
of the laundry
in the luggage
now safely home
in the hands
of a dutiful wife.

DeMaris Gaunt

10-3-12

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