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Newt’s First Bok Choy

By Stephen Wells Brand From Issue No. 3

“A body in motion tends to stay in motion,”

The manager of the produce department reminds me

drifting past the chip aisle. I have been caught

staring at fruit juice for the second day in a row.

He high-fives Bill Nye the Produce Guy.

That’s not his real name. He was born Josh.

The produce manager, not the real Bill Nye—

I don’t know anything about him,

& I decide against any kind of juice today,

& standing, rocking the lone bok choy to sleep

in my red plastic shopping basket,

I slip down between unknowns.

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