No Plan

The pen wasn’t worth stealing.

The can of black beans and steak seasoning weren’t either. 

He shoulda got a can opener. Then he could eat seasoned beans.

Nick asked himself, “Why the pen?” 

But Nick never had a plan.

Not when shoplifting and not in the rest of his life.


© 2020 by Jim Latham

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash