I've no excuse. For weeks we've been warned
to stock up for an impending storm.
Now I'm rushing through the grocery store
to buy the stuff I should've bought before.
Canned food. Cereal. Water. Batteries.
Beef jerky… Crap! Somebody just sneezed!
Down the aisles, everyone races.
I see myself in their worried faces.
I know why we are all so scared;
we were not in the least prepared.
I'm almost done. Then I can go home
and try to avoid this great unknown.
Only one more thing to check off my list.
If it's out of stock, I will be pissed.
Alas. My hope has turned to vapor.
They're completely out of toilet paper.