Shopping at Den of Parasites


Saturdays, take car and park it
Just outside our flea-type market,
And, inside, I wander round
Seeking bargains to be found;

Sometimes with a vague idea
Of what I am seeking here,
Sometimes with a shopping list,
But prepared to have things missed;

Sometimes waiting for a shout,
‘You will purchase me, no doubt!’
Purchases now made today
Are all shown here on display,

As you see, a real mixed bunch —
Emphasis on breakfast, lunch!
When I go to spend my money,
I do like to lay in honey:

Breakfast-type ingredient,
I regard it as well-spent!
Plus bananas, nicely green,
Ripe when others eaten been;

Chain for Loki could be finer,
This could moor an ocean liner!
But, a thing he’ll never do
Is his way through it to chew;

(Let me make it very clear,
Left tied up you need not fear;
This for keeping him on lead
Lest, on walks, to distance speed.)

Nuts and raisins; can’t go wrong,
And one gets them for a song;
And the CD will provide,
Food for ears and soul beside;

Holder; phone; one now in use
Has been suffering abuse,
And, until I do repairs,
Might dump phone upon some stairs;

One cat collar; if gets lost,
Minimal was this one’s cost;
Cigarettes are not for me,
Smoking’s back in history!

Onion biscuits; back to food;
Those do taste extremely good,
As do peaches, nicely canned —
Food for afters; understand?

Back at home, it is my dream
We have got some clotted cream . . .
That I’ve left an item out
I most seriously doubt.

© August 2019 Colonialist

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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8 Responses to Shopping at Den of Parasites

  1. perdebytjie says:

    Jy skryf so oulik…ek geniet dit baie!

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  2. Widdershins says:

    Something for everyone. 😀

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  3. gipsika says:

    🙂 Looks like a good haul – especially that mooring chain for the ocean liner! Is this the famous Durban Market (is that still around)?

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  4. SueW says:

    Looks like a pretty good market trip 🙂

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