Stumbling like zombies
with wallets opening
to the mere promise of improvement, of more, or bigger
Children squabble, bemused.
Teenage daughters accompany their fathers (I hope)
feigning interest in boats and tackle
while really looking at their phones and teenage boys.
as if the the fish care, or can see.
Outside a howling blizzard (for the South).
But you can buy a magic product to make your bassboat shine sparkle in the daylight, the moonlight, and the starlight.
An old man shouts after me,
“My blood pressure went down 50 points….”
Ahh, hematite! The magic mineral!
Ancient health secrets of Native Americans, Romans, Greeks, others
that are no more.
Will heal you arthritis, migraines, blood pressure, blood sugar,
swelling/numbness, sinus problems and allergies
carpal tunnel syndrome
knee replacement and circulation problems.
The list goes on!
Magical healing for desperate souls.
But for the lost? Only the exit sign will serve.
Clearly the boy and I went to the Fishing Expo today.