pantry

paltry.
that word almost
like pantry, like
metal cylinders maybe
with ripped paper labels,
green beans, corn, tomato sauce,
vacuum sealed rations of a now dead
plant, a rectangular prism of oats and
sugar. A package designed
for a package designed
for lunch, for
the car ride,
or a can
for the
kitchen
you have
when not
too poor.

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