RAINE REFLECTIONS


Grocery Cart



His back was slumped
up against the brick wall
of the pharmacy,
beneath the iron bars
that covered windows
plastered with posters
for Tiger Balm and Pokémon

His aluminum can possessions
beside him there,
in the garbage bags
Immeasurable wealth secured
by the stolen grocery cart
with the untouchable
greasy plastic handle

Don Quixote and his trusty companion,
what windmills they faced,
in the feral streets!
Questing for his Lady Dulcinea,
the princess who slept in the Toyota
and gave out hand jobs
for dumpster food tributes



© Christopher Raine

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