Ode to Green Twist Ties

By: Audrey Beckman

At the grocery store
In the days of our youth
The green twist ties were the best part.

So easily entertained were we
With these simple pliable toys
Laughing and forming new shapes.

One minute it was a ring of gold
The next it was a spiraled coin of old
All the things that it could be
Even though
It was only
A twist tie.