Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12, coed school in Westport, CT

Trader Joe's

By Dilan Patel '20

Today I went to Trader Joe’s to pick up some groceries

I’m used to it by now, black lines six feet apart hugging the outside of the store

I took my spot

No one came out but he let me in

They told me I couldn’t use the grocery bag I had brought from home


All I needed was freeze-dried mangoes and instant oatmeal, I guess I’ll make due

The lady scorned at me to start in dairy

I wanted to tell her that she was really hairy

But she was just doing her job.


So I started in Deli meats and noticed the lines on the floor

I felt like I was back on the road

“One way!”



There was hardly anyone in the store

And I was the only one without a mask

The odd one out


No frozen foods

That’s a shame, my mom wanted Edamame.

Oh well.