On display, fresh muffins.
A blueberry treat requested.
Are there any left?
Right before her, muffins on display.
No Blueberry muffins, someone says.
Perhaps a Poppy Seed muffin?
I point it out.
Stationed behind the counter,
the lady may have never earned enough
to treat herself to a Blueberry muffin
on her meagre salary,
and yet she works in the bakery section.
My heart breaks a little,
and not for the absence of Blueberry muffins.