The difference

I met a sunrise today;
she had a Sainsbury’s name badge on.
She shone behind the checkout
with a warmth reserved for family reunions.
She was a conveyor belt of charm.
She complimented my Doritos.
She asked me if I was really OK
after I told her I was OK thanks.
She cheered when she saw my Nectar Card.
She said she hadn’t seen my wife for a while
and that she must be far along by now.
I’ve never wanted to take care of myself
as much as I did when she told me to.

© Carl Burkitt 2020

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