When The Groceries Fell

sticky syrup exploded
across the air; the
slightly capped soda
became agitated by its
plastic bottle slamming
against the tiled counter;
onlookers watched its
foaming fuel slither
down to the recently
waxed floor, and someone
cussed – like one of the
towers’ nighttime cleaners,
hands still reeking of
bleach, who awoke that
afternoon to empty
skyline and muttered,
what wasted time.

Sonia Halbach

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