A POEM by KAREN WALKER

I QUIT


Wrote to the boss:

"I quit this job as a cashier at Grocery Giant."

Wrote to the bottle:

"I quit this joint as a cashier at Grocery Gift."

Wrote on the bottom:

"I quit this joke as a cashier at Grocery Girl."

Wrote to the boy:

"I quit this journal as a cashier at Grocery Girlfriend."

Wrote to the bowel:

"I quit this journey as a cashier at Grocery Gas."

Wrote to the bowl:

"I quit this joy as a cashier at Grocery Glimpse."

Wrote to the box:

"I quit this judgment as a cashier at Grocery Go."

Wrote to the boy:

"I quit this juice as a cashier at Grocery Goat."

Wrote to the brain:

"I quit this jungle as a cashier at Grocery God."

 

Karen Walker writes in Ontario. Her work is in Reflex Fiction, Sunspot Lit, Unstamatic, The Disappointed Housewife, Retreat West, Potato Soup Journal, FiveMinute Lit, Sundial Magazine, The EkphrasticReview, and others. She's @MeKawalker883 on Twitter.