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corralled by crates
till inside number
on great race
to gather up
troves in bulk
did I purchase enough?
to replenished shelves
*first published in March 2020: A COVID-19 Anthology (2020) by 845 Press.
Ryan Gibbs is an English professor who lives in London, Canada. His over forty poems have appeared in journals and anthologies in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Malta, and Saint Pierre and Miquelon. His children’s poetry has been included in the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness. Twitter: @RyanGibbsWriter
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