• Gary Hunter

Popcorn Alley - July 18, 2022

the dusty passage

next to the washing machine

bustling between four and five pm

when the addicts converge

lift a tin pop a lid

fill their bowls

and wander off

to get a buttery high


never embarrassed

to leave evidence

of their addiction


yellowed crockery

salt spray on the counter

greasy napkin gleaming chin


there are some things

where I lack guilt

in being guilty



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