Black Friday Blues
The one-day sale inflated my morning
with a blast of urgency.
Trying to figure out how to adapt
the thing I wanted to my home
my home to it
had me darting about all day
frantic as a balloon losing air.
Now I and the bag
with my return
are lying limp
deflated and defeated
waiting for tomorrow
glad this crazy day is done.
© 2013 by Violet Nesdoly (all rights reserved)
Yes, we do have Black Friday in Canada. It’s a relatively recent import—one I’d managed to stay uninvolved with (indifferent shopper that I am) until last year. But then my computer shop had something we’d been really, really ‘needing’ for a while. I bit.
O brother! What a wasted day (and we still don’t have that thing we really really need). This Black Friday I know better.
This post is part of Poetry Friday, hosted today by Carol and Carol’s Corner.