“He gave up exploring warehouse bargains”

~ by Philip Booth

Not that he promised not to windowshop,
or refuse free samples, but he gave up
exploring warehouse bargains, and forgot
the trial offers he used to mail away for.
After, that is, she laid on the counter what
she had long kept hidden under the penny candy,
and demonstrated, one up-country Sunday,
the total inventory of one wife’s general store.


“Up-country,” in Philip Booth’s coastal Maine world, is the sparsely populated, higher-elevation interior of the state, a land of vast forests and the occasional logging hamlet with its general store and post office.



Author: MDM

Michael Dennis Mooney is a student of humor and witticism in verse. At this site he is compiling a selection of the best works using extended metaphor in poetry, with a special interest in satire, parody, and humor. Suggestions are welcome. Send your citations of favorites, by email, to mike.mooney.home@gmail.com He has a site "New Writings" at http://jcbcast.blogspot.com And a site for essays, 'His Epistles To The Philistines" at http://tothephilistines.wordpress.com

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