Shopping at the Staten Island Mall

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – July Covid-19 P.A.D. – Day 8 – Let’s Go Shopping
“We’ve finally opened the Mall! (They haven’t really, not yet). Let’s walk the concourse and find us a new outfit to make us feel re-connected with the world. We’re putting on a new face. The title of your poem should be “Shopping at the (Insert Mall Name Here)” If your closet is full, what are you going to purchase during your visit? We’ll all get through this buy and buy!”

to go
first time back?
Attack that shoe store,
try on new perfumes in Macy’s,
check out jeans, frustrated that they never quite fit right?
Let’s wander through Williams Sonoma, aghast at prices of cookware we’ll never use.
Choose new towels at Pottery Barn, feel those soft sheets. Look at pretty pillar candles.
       Get something to drink, realize you are exhausted, head home.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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