Always Ahead

I’m tending tomatoes
pinching the suckers,
thinking of laundry tomorrow,
a trip next year,
the book I need to finish and
how the stapler broke, have to replace that,
and am I saving enough for retirement?
With this much inflation?
Now I’m wondering why love songs never discuss inflation,
then I remember,
I’m tending tomatoes
pinching the suckers,
tossing useless scraps aside,
so the fruit can take focus.

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