"I wrote this poem because I find myself terribly overwhelmed by the experience of shopping, by all the stuff and all the people, and all the people in a frenzy over all the stuff. I get confused and I can't breathe and I can barely remember who I am or what I want. And then I buy something I don't need."
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February 27, 2013
Lynn Melnick is the author of If I Should Say I Have Hope (Yes Yes Books, 2012). She lives in Brooklyn, New York.