Two bottles of wine down, I stumbled

into Tesco, ran my fingertips along the shelves

looking for a note between the bottles or something

which would tell me what to do, how to stop

the colours of the limes and lemons popping out

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and the sound of the tills, something in the bagging area

I looked down, and it was me, crouched there,

like in an incubator, maybe waiting for someone to

pick me up and take me home, an unexpected item,

then got up: those first steps to the automatic doors,

someone outside saying something through them,

their mouth moving. I couldn’t hear them.

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