We every single one of us holding
our breath calling strangers to say they have to vote
and then, try to do Something Else.
Yesterday I stood in line at CVS
on 77th and Broadway, second day in a row,
talked to Mohammad who works there we know one another
because I am a CVS regular especially
half price nuts, mixed with salt or fancy cashews
or pistachio and almond mix.
Mohammad gave me my flu shot this week.
Yesterday he said you won’t believe
how many people are picking up Xanax now.