i am a natural wonder

i walk to buy
milk all the time
the register

person asks
if i’d like anything
else or if i found

i was looking
for i tell him

i have because
i never think
about the question i walk

home because i like
to walk
everywhere except

the suburbs walking
in the suburbs
is weird when i was

walking a bird got
territorial it thought
i was attacking

but i was on my way
back with milk in hand
to tell vanessa all

about the visigoths how
they lived and how they
used milk to trade

at the market like some
kind of milk currency
only everyone drank

milk so it wasn’t such
a good system of
value assignment


Brian Mihok edits the online literary journal matchbook.