Buying Bread

Brown paper bags

not really brown
not chocolate brown
more like tan or sand
hold their shape
sometimes a smudge of oil
darkens an oval

fresh bags hold their shape
but used old bags sag
soften and bulge

Warm crusty bread cradles nicely

in a brown paper bag
it looks traditional
thrifty, ecological
old new age

I prefer plastic

bread in a plastic bag
may not look all that cool
but it stays fresh
much longer than
bread in paper

I prefer an unsliced loaf in plastic


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About riverwriter

Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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