Treasure Island

Joyce Williams

(Wichita, KS, USA)

Shopping at the Mall


People! Me, looking at People.
People, looking at me.
Old people, trying to look young.
Young people, trying to look old.
Walking, talking, laughing people.
fuzzy, frowsy, sober people.
tipsy, tip-toesy, striding people.
people's people.
Walking in protective units
of sobriety and gaiety,
merriment, wonder, and awe.
All kinds of people.
My people

Submitted: Thursday, January 02, 2003

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