Tagged: shopping

at union square this

at union square this
morning, another protest.
we wonder which ones

will ignite and for how long,
browsing through the men’s section
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: ignite

six shops deep into

six shops deep into
knick-knack hell, we could smell the
sea still beckoning –

when you say Savannah, i
am a bull in a china shop
.
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we are studying

we are studying
purple asparagus at
the market, having

accepted that your favorite
bouquets are in the produce aisle
.
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in the beginning was

in the beginning was
the word, and the word
was stella, rapping so
gently at my
window with her icy
knuckles this morning –
despite forecasts
and city shutdowns
and a state of emergency
declaration and thousands
of plows deployed
across the boroughs,
and lining up outside
grocery stores under
a cool blue sky –
despite everything, still
leaning on her southern
charm, like a new art form
.
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without meaning to,

without meaning to,
memories get squeezed into
feelings – when you pass

me in aisle five, i am a
swan dive away from buoyant
.
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the signs of the times

there is something

Death is like going to Bloomingdale’s.
– Andy Warhol

there is something
foreign about
retail, a brilliant
sheen
that brings
a glint
to day-to-day-to-
day-dulled
eyes, an electric
humming to
consume, a rebirth of
self no longer
recognizable, a perfect
and ageless death
.
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you have to know your

regret sits in the

regret sits in the
driveway, hangs from
the doorknob, catches
some sun on the
wardrobe, listens in
when someone uses
the word garbage.
on the other hand,
regret sits in the
car lot, hangs in
the department store,
catches some sun
off the neck of
a mannequin in
the window, fully
marked up, sale over
.
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those three-for-

those three-for-
twelve
days
are long
gone, do not
let them fool
you. even
for a side-
glance at your
thought,
they should
be ready
to pony up
more than
just a penny
.
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