Saturday shopping
wishing and wanting.
Long ago me
trying to choose
from all that I see.

Jacks, trading cards, pretty yoyos
paper dolls and jumping ropes
doll milk bottles and dresses
combs for their tresses.

Pink pearl nail polish
Archie comics to relish
cologne – Lilly of the Valley
fake lipstick – taste of raspberry.

Not enough coins, need more
for the ones I adore.
Today’s browsing done
pick a red vase for Mum.

-Sue Neufarth Howard