Supermarket

Convenience granted
by layers of industry.
Packets of history
tins of invention
jars of innovation
bottles of design
tubes of ideas
aisles full of symbols
the most popular encyclopedia.
For that bag of sugar
harvesting, extraction, crystallisation
drying, packaging and transport.
Bags of flour from wheat
6,000 years grinding
for clean white brown strong hard weak soft.
Bread staple food
grains baked since 10,000 BC.
Carrots and potatoes pointing back to earth.
Chocolate from a small evergreen tree
near the equator.
Pods picked fermented dried
cleaned roasted shelled
ground liquified mixed malaxed
conched tempered
packed and delivered.

 

Copyright Sandra Roe

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