All the way to the Grave

All the way to the Grave

by Elizabeth Challinor

Symmetrical paragraphs

Emerging from each sleeve

At the checkout till

Curious mind would like to read

Disciplined body stands still

Waiting for the receipt to print

Nothing happens

A sudden laugh

It went to your e-mail

He declares

So I depart

Relieved of my curiosity


If I too were to tattoo my arms

What words would satisfy me

All the way to the grave

Elizabeth Challinor