Did our grocery shopping, frozen foods in the cooler with ice,
then picked up a lunch splurge—East of Chicago pepperoni pizza.
Laid it on the back seat, hoping it would stay hot
on the short way home, but
we managed to get behind Moses and the Israelites
wandering through their third year in the wilderness
in the form of a minivan, then it turned off, but
we found the Israelites in their eleventh year
in the form of a rookie grain hauler that beat us at a light.
Eventually, the hauler pulled over, letting a bunch of us pass
and we then got behind the Israelites in their 35th year
in the form of an SUV that must have been lost.
All this time…the large pizza wafted it’s delicious fragrance
into our olfactory senses, driving us insane until finally
the Israelites pulled aside to let a bunch of cars pass and
we made it home, squealed into the garage, shoved all the
cold food in the freezer or fridge, and then