Poemdog

Dogs 2018

SEASONAL ITEMS
(10/29/18)


I use
the aisle
often

not
as a destination

but
as a bypass

the shelves
are stuffed
with paper

metal

plastic

wooden gimcracks
supposedly applicable
to certain times
of the year

I never
see anyone
shopping
there

others
must come
this way
however
since I often
see trash

crumpled
wrappers

bent
soda cans

interspersed
with the
"GREAT DEALS"
available

it's rather
a sad
place

effort
went into
the manufacture
of these
products

bills

mortgages

educations
were paid
from the paychecks
given
for those efforts

lives
were affected

still
this row
seems more
like a morgue

a place
of dead
things

awaiting
burial

the eventual
season
for us all