‘It is to the point
Where I am not allowed to
Pick-up a basket or use a cart
At the grocery store
(too many peoples’ germs have made contact)
I can only buy
The things I am able
To carry in my hands (and arms).
The other day at the store
My hands and arms were full
And we desperately needed
Some toilet paper at home
So I put the package of toilet rolls between my legs
And made my way to the cash register.
People must’ve thought I’d gone crazy
How could I explain to them
That it wasn’t me
But my wife who’s gone crazy
Crazy with worry
Now that I’ve been diagnosed with colon cancer.’
For Sadru Teja, Yasmin Teja, Jack Layton and Olivia Chow.