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Someone neglected

to put you away

I rescued you

from the far reaches

of the parking lot

imagining stories

of who might have left you there

old man with bad hip

tired mother with wide awake children

little old lady with dementia

inconsiderate jerk


You have one wheel

with a flat spot on it

so you

kaklunk kaklunk kaklunk

across the grocery store floor


Still you do

your job

eighty-five dollars

and fifty-seven cents later

we return

to the parking lot

shift the shopping

to the trunk

then carefully return you

to the safety of

the shopping cart corral


#NaPoWriMo #poetry #shoppingcart

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