I stocked my shelves for you

illustration of a skillet full of various colorful pantry and food items
Art by Kristina Closs

SKILLET

by Lilah Hegnauer

Rally, joy, here. Weep here.
I am not lettered. I ferry
an even raft across your

pantry shelves: jimberry, jamberry,
red beans and black. Lentils
and popcorn and everything

you lack. I could pace your
acres and come to nothing–
still. No roots, no vines, no

frame, no sill. Consigned to a
pointy-ribbed filly, I address
you thus: rally here. I stocked
my shelves for you.

from Pantry

One thought on “I stocked my shelves for you

  1. Mr McClain would have loved this one. The poem, the art.

    I read the link about the book pantry. Is this your favorite from it?

    KQ

    On Sat, Apr 16, 2022 at 12:02 PM live in the layers wrote:

    > Natalie Jabbar posted: ” Art by Kristina Closs SKILLET by Lilah Hegnauer > Rally, joy, here. Weep here.I am not lettered. I ferryan even raft across > your pantry shelves: jimberry, jamberry,red beans and black. Lentilsand > popcorn and everything you lack. I could” >

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