I do declare
(once in a while)
as my day is done
shopping as it were

Once in a while
as I avoid the puffing
fruit and veg sellers
usually those men who
woman-cuss as a norm

Local is lekker
at an Internet cafe
where my PC gets
a dusting down

and outside I have
a pleasant catch-up
with a non-local
whom I buy fruit from

in these changed times
she has added masks
to her wares on sale

Local is lekker
at a cellphone shop
where I find a wire
linking my phone and USB

(it saves me a long walk
though an employee there
is disconcertingly unmasked
and I do my civic duty)

Local is lekker
in these changed times

Is it not