Monday, 11 July 2016

embroidery floss or giant gumballs?

at one juncture
or another in the field
of retail -- inventory
will play the most ridiculous
game of peek-a-boo
you've ever

my first job
at cullen country barns
included tedious itemization
where fingers were certainly
not enough to count
the hooks of embroidery
floss -- which lined
the walls
in thousands

photo credit candywarehouse 
at one point
that display looked
like a flattened
with rainbow
dyed fur -- before
all hues were

now, compare
that with a room --
more light giant basement
filled with everything
a sugar addict
could ever want
-- tally board in hand
to ensure EVERYTHING
is accounted
for -- is much more fun

even the time
i had to clean
up all the gumballs
that fell on floor
from a hole bitten
by a mouse
that wanted to blow

it was mr. jingles
who'd recently
escaped the green
mile -- i'd heard
he floated away
into our atmosphere
with nothing
but a large
florescent pink
from his 
tiny mouth...