#2,451 Designer Outlet

Bruce Springsteen echoes low
below taught tensile stretches
overhead as familial variations
step shop-to-shop-to-shop in a
circle of consumption – we are
on our merry-go-round – work –
rest – & pay – as coffee & cakes
are imbibed in familiar spaces –
Ticker-tape fill of till receipts &
bank notifications prompt our
counting up of all we spend [a
brief pleasure in such acts] – &
my gripped fingers stiffen as if
in complaint – over-spending –
such trips take more over time