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Sunday 4 July 2010

Love in a Supermarket

Dear Diary (Monday)
We touched hands, briefly
She asked, did I need help with my packing?
Her Name Badge said 'Norma'

Dear Diary (Tuesday)
Love is cruel
Norma has a love bite and an engagement ring
We stopped touching

Dear Diary (Wednesday)
'Every Little Helps'
Back to self service
Bye, Norma.

© Harry Mills
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Friday 2 July 2010

Love in a Supermarket

Veined, pink
Foetal prawns,
Rich green
Minted peas,
Brush of skin on
A hot day
By the cool
Earth smelling
Eyes touching.
Cynical jokes at
Pre-packed meals.
Tongues stroking,
By the crusty bread.
Meet and marry
At the checkout
Then the consequences
Will be faced.

© Valerie Taylor
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Thursday 1 July 2010

Ringing the changes

These hard
fruit flavoured
coloured white, 
yellow, orange, 
green, purple 
or red
still feature
a short message
written in capitals 
(the clarity of which is
sometimes compromised)

So no change
since nineteen twenty-eight

save that ‘Love Hearts’
are found in supermarkets

embossed “Email Me”
and “Luv U

© Sophia Roberts
all rights reserved