What Turkey-Merchants Want
The turkey-merchant wants to do something right,
maybe this can help me.
He wants to be filled up.
The turkey-merchant wants most
to feel significant,
he wants to be remembered as having
He sees someone bagging groceries at the store
late one night —
there is one grateful man,
thinks the turkey-merchant.
He sees the grocery bagger another night. . .
soon the turkey-merchant goes back to the store
whenever he needs a reminder,
watches the man bag groceries.
One night he feels the opportunity —
I’ve been watching you, says the turkey-merchant,
what makes you so content?
I used to steal from this store
says the grocery bagger,
now I work here —
now I am giving something back.
There is nowhere
I would rather be right now —
Says the grocery bagger.
He looks at the turkey-merchant to see if he understands
Maybe you should be working here.