The Square Wheel
Did you ever have a shopping cart
with a mind of its own?
I push this way - it goes that;
I feel helpless to the bone.
It squeaks and groans and people
I can't get into high gear.
Shopping is a tedious task
but it would help if I could steer.
It's strange, I know, but it doesn't
until I've filled the cart half-way;
Somehow I know it will be there
again, next shopping day.
Joan Adams Burchell