Something You Said

Let’s pretend this all started

with the comment

about the damn eggs.

The price of eggs these days!

Can that really just be inflation?

Turns out that demand is up

and supply, blame it on

the avian flu, is down.

Maybe the banks

conspired with

the insurance companies

to squeeze

another thirty cents

from every dozen

we buy.

Are they selling the farmers

coverage for cracked eggs?

Maybe this electric

trip wire of insecurity

has nothing to do with eggs

at all, but a harbinger

of disease or worse.

Let’s imagine it is not

I’m feeling lost,

lacking in clear direction,

as Jerry so sweetly

sang to Althea.

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