Wednesday, May 26, 2010

a little over a year ago i wrote this poem:

retail therapy (2 for 1)

at the mall
banners advertise
monthly sales
in politically relevant
colors, such as red
top & yellow
bottoms, blue
backgrounds & white
but still
hard to read

it's like Superman in the shape &
form of a celebrity
gently in the wind

we don't need no
yellow no
red if
shoppers can save
the nation

today this poem is suddenly true. on my facebook newsfeed, i'm suddenly seeing posts about "shop to save the nation" programs all over the city as a result of the latest bout of civil unrest.

maybe retail therapy really is the best form of healing for some crises.

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