Consumer Temple | F.I. Goldhaber

Welcome to the warehouse, temple 
of consumer excess. Fill your carts 
with ten-pound boxes of sugar 
cereal, hundred-pound bags of flour. 
Batteries by the dozens; soap 
in ten-gallon jugs too big to lift. 

Enough food fills the shelves to feed 
a small country, but it parades out 
the doors for the SUVs to 
swallow while shoppers waddle through the 
exit sucking in pizza, ice 
cream, and hot dogs too big for their buns.

First published in 2008 in Pairs of Poems and on

©2008 F. I. Goldhaber
All rights reserved


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