I WAS THERE

Inside a Soviet Grocery Store in 1990
Courtesy Dusty Old Thing

I was there when it collapsed
It might be here as there again—
Delivery to shopping lapsed
It could be home as it was then

Happening at home not there
Unlikely may it seem to be—
Sage make certain to prepare—
The failing heart: Delivery

Trucks abandoning the road,
Gasoline not there to pump,
Farms not shipping out their food
Produce mountains on the dump

The military fill the street
The government thrown off its feet