The Piggly Wiggly

Tiny white Keds

skipping down the aisles of Piggly Wiggly

one half size

too big leaving room to grow

Yellow gingham

fabric dancing above knees in flight

shrieks of glee

when she spies Frenchie mid aisle

His apron blood-stained

bear-like arms and stance open wide

her hands never quite

touch as she hugs with all her might

Memories of

the Piggly Wiggly