THE COST OF AN OUNCE OF SILVER

by joannagilmanhyde

The Tomato-coloured Couch 7:02pm

I stood tonight

in The Little Store

waiting for My Medium Pizza —

extra cheese, pepperoni, tomatoes, hot peppers, black olives

and cradled in My Right Arm

a 2-litre bottle of Coke

with Santa still on it —

total bill on Visa:

$22.80 Canadian