Monday, February 17, 2014

We scour shelves

we scour shelves
for half-price chocolates,
our way
of sweetening
February 15th

—Atlas Poetica 14, spring 2013

Well, bad luck nowadays on snatching up good candy after Valentine's Day. This year, on February 15, the shelves were practically bare.


  1. This is charming - and so true! The inevitable let-down that follows a bit of holiday fun. (And I love the play on the word "sweetening").

  2. Drat! Better luck next time, I hope! Loved this. :-)

  3. thanks, you two!
    though I don't eat much chocolate myself, it had become a tradition to "scour the shelves," but apparently here in our new location, people beat us to it!