He asked for one season
He purchased three
How long will he stay hidden
No one else to see.

Her list on a phone grid
she was frustrated
Really didn’t want to, but did
birthdays are overrated.

Line moved slowly
for coffee and more
not enough money
“Overpriced!” was her roar.

Buying is a choice
when through the doors you enter
No need raising your voice
When you brought in the splinter.

Reflection about those who I met across the bookstore counter.

November 3, 2016