At the grocery store

with all its plastic food

and marketing light

pushing a cart

following my wife

keeping the oblivious zombies stocking up for the week

at arm’s distance

thinking how hard it is sometimes

just to get through a goddamn day.

At least there’s her.



Drifting Through a Saturday in Summer

Jim Mitchem

Writer. Father to daughters. Husband. Ad man. Raised by wolves. @jmitchem on twitter. First novel, Minor King, out now.