Welcome to the warehouse, temple
of consumer excess. Fill your carts
with ten-pound boxes of sugar
cereal, hundred-pound bags of flour.
Batteries by the dozens; soap
in ten-gallon jugs too big to lift.
Enough food fills the shelves to feed
a small country, but it parades out
the doors for the SUVs to
swallow while shoppers waddle through the
exit sucking in pizza, ice
cream, and hot dogs too big for their buns.
“Consumer Temple” appears in F.I. Goldhaber's second poetry book, Pairs of Poems published by Uncial Press. F.I. has written professionally for more than a quarter century and has won a number of awards for her fiction and poetry. She has had short stories, novelettes, poems, news stories, feature articles, editorial columns, and reviews published in magazines, e-zines, newspapers, and anthologies as well as two erotica novels published under another name. www.goldhaber.net
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