Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The life story of a shop

A shop
open for business.
Discounts, freebies, promotions,

In people come.
They walk.
They glance.
They look.
They ask.
They buy.
The dream
of a shopkeeper.

I stand
in front of the counter.
A flood of questions.
A glimmer of hope in my eyes.
A smile forming at the edge of my mouth.

But one by one
they turn their bodies
away and away.
Out they walk
empty handed
and I
feeling empty.

The clock
it shows just three o'clock.
But the shop
it has never felt

The shop
closed for business

Will it ever reopen?
I wonder.