by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 4:30pm

Today I watched The Beautiful Cashier

get out of Her Car

at The Little Store where She works

for a longer stretch than other

pretty girls — this One is magnificent:

an alabaster face

set with well-formed eyes

graced by a distinctive nose

She wears Her Hair loose over one shoulder

sporting Her High School Sweater

She beautifies Her Station

of lottery tickets

& vegetable scale

doing Her Job with a shy appearance

making You shy too