Please call Stella. Ask her
to bring these things with her from the store:
six spoons of fresh snow peas,
five thick slabs of blue cheese,
and maybe a snack for her brother Bob.
We also need a small plastic snake
and a big toy frog for the kids.
She can scoop these things into three red bags,
and we will go meet her Wednesday
at the train station.
The moment of truth
is in the hesitation
the vocal twitch
truth will find a way
in spite of you