The doorbell rings.
Identified by name only, a masked
Person waves a gloved hand hello/
Good-bye (conveyed concurrently
With the eyes), and departs without
A trace: transaction geotracking
Disabled because the delivery has
Not so magically, at the landing
Foot of the stairs are bags (two
Thin thermal, a few thick paper),
Bags worth reusing, recycling.
The contents are shelved in a case,
Cabinet and refrigerator.
What is missing is thought ordered.
The last of the eggs (whisked) bubble
When poured into a cast-iron skillet
Sizzling with olive oil and meaty grease:
Half a fresh andouille link (sliced).
Home-stayed, a wince of admonishment--
The poignancy permeates as another list
Is typed into the app for items forgotten.
Forsaken is the quick jaunt to the
Grocery store; the mission accepted by
Those who wear heroic disguises despite
Healthy concerns as the Toll rises.