department store


man with blue flashing earrings

slides along the aisles to cosmetics,

finds a perfect shade and scent,

touches them to cheek and jowl


woman behind the counter

hands him the package, gift wrapped,

along with the look

she gives all the old ladies

Published by

Patrick Dobson

Patrick Dobson was founded in 1962. He is a writer, scholar, ironworker, and poet who lives in Kansas City, MO. He is author of two books with the University of Nebraska Press, Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plains (2009) and Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer (May 2015). Dobson is a work in progress until termination.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *