“Somber Supermarket”

“Aisle Distance” ©️C.P. Hickey 2020

“Somber Supermarket”

Somber Supermarket

Masks, and hands within your pockets.

Social distance new propriety,

Vacant shelves lack variety.

Suspicion looking out from cinched hoodies,

Cart without requisite goodies.

Each surviving in some measure,

Toilet paper desired treasure.

New world order we must face,

Draw the blinds, shelter in place.

“Your Constant Need…”

“Surface” © C.P. Hickey 2019

“Your Constant Need…”


Your constant need for validation

Haunts my ranging soul

Suffocating on your filth

An unexpected role


At times like this I look for sense

As senseless as it is

Then remember you’re obtuse

And possess unmatched hubris


Mirrors mirrors on the wall

Telling truths when viewed

Stand in place and take a look

A soul-searching retinue