An Essential Worker Opines
She was waiting in line Masked and standing on a floor decal As I rang out preceding customers Hoping she would land at my register Which she did with a Fiji and SunChips Bright eyed even through plexiglass. “Is this a stickup?” I tried my standing joke Not throwing her for an instant. “Want to frisk me?” she flirted Beating citywide claps and flight formations By quite a stretch.
Anthony won an out-of-county Honorable Mention. An Essential Worker Opines is featured in our first official book publication, In the Quarantined Room: Reflections on the COVID-19 Experience in Indian River County, FL 2020. To find out more about the book and to purchase a copy, click here.