Going to the store

you were only going to yoga and we were talking about buying
carrots and peas
tomatoes in a can
beer and wine and maybe a melon, if it smelled ripe

and you were soaking the beans
before frying when you always throw a pinch of cumin in
with the epazote
after sautéing the onions in a little oil

simple list, I should have put it down
before stretch pants spices
stewed me sideways
stirring me into the curve of your neck, all cooked up.