Me, Peaches & Sally

The Gleaners, by Jean-François Millet, 1857


The supermarket backed onto an ally

Where I would meet Peaches and Sally

We’d forage for a meal

Damaged goods sans protective seal

What would Millet make of our glean?

Would he photograph the scene?

Upload it as gritty commentary

And go viral while remaining sedentary

It may cause uproar at the inequality

We’d have a hashtag titled #grittyreality

But the next big thing would come along

And interest in us would sing its swan song


Poetry inspired by Jean-François Millet’s The Gleaners