by on April 23, 2024 :: 0 comments

She came back for the third time
in one day,
filling her shoulder bag
from the shelves
just like a regular shopper,
but left without paying.
I tried to talk to her
the second time she took stuff,
told her it’s just a small store,
not a corporate chain
that can afford big losses,
or lock up everything,
but she just mumbled:
‘get the fuck away from me’
and I did.
The city won’t help
and I’d rather go broke
than get myself killed
for a bottle of shampoo.

editors note:

Frustrated and helpless; more so when this shouldn’t be. – mh clay

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