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by Josephine M Bohen

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

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walking through malls
smelling marketing
target frustration
gimme this I want that
there’s an ATM on every corner
easy to get sucked in
marketing knows the weakness
it is marketing after all
makes me wonder
why is it that that piece won’t hang on me
like the mannequin
like the sixteen year old in hip hugging
belly showing style
and my objective is coffee
the isle of bean cuisine
manned by pretty smile girls
mocha master teens
tipping tip jars with toothy grins
smooth skin leave room for cream
and she pours my java
o I’ll put it off to this side, the pickup counter
you have to come
and I smile thinking about Christmas
and how this year
this year is different
this year the mall holds no power
no attraction none except of course
the coffee
the isle of bean cuisine
leave the rest, the clothes the shoes
the hawking cell phone vendors
just leave me room for cream
for an old fashion
thought that counts Christmas
this way
the mannequins can’t mock me
and the teens are just babies playing grownup
and my old cell is fine thank you
and the clicking of my boots
as I exit for a smoke
remind me I really can get my coffee

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Reviewed by Tami Ryan 12/13/2003
Ah, Marketing... "marketing knows the weakness"
As one who has studied marketing, this line is bang-on. It's ALL in the marketing. Excellent write! So well expressed.

I wish you simple blessings this season,
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 11/28/2003
This is brilliant Josephine!

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 11/26/2003
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Reviewed by jude forese 11/25/2003
poetic aroma at its best!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/25/2003

gotta have my java WHAT AM I SAYING??? i don't DRINK hot tea...YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! gotta have that! :)

i adore this write--when your mind is on one thing, nothing can dissuade you LOL

(((HUGS))) and drink a cup for me LOL

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/25/2003
Good one Josie!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 11/25/2003
Great write, Josie! A piece of life in action. We all feel like this at one time or another.

May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Sue Hess 11/25/2003
but josie, when you get hooked on that special coffee, there is no other like it. i spend 10 a week on bread company coffee wheni have every specialty coffee maker possible in my kitchen. go figure. but your words are right on...i'd add more but i have to go shopping
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/25/2003
good write, josie; well done! always enjoy your works! (((HUGS))) and much love, your texas friend, Karen Lynn. :D Happy Thanksgiving Day; hope it's not a Turkey! LOL
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