Snow forecast yet again…

Time to stock essentials!

But not, so it would seem,

Things upon a normal list

Like bread or milk or meat.

For the lady at the front

Apparently that means

Two packs of Newports 

And a giant bottle of Chablis.

To the man in between

Essentials seem to be

A case of drinking water,

Deodorant, and hot tea.

These choices of selection 

May seem odd to me 

But I shudder to even think

Of what those people see:

For in my cart they’ll

Find the things

I need to get me through;

Two bags of food:

One for dog, one for cat,

A case of no salt cut green beans,

A ice cold coke, 

And that is that!