Why H &M? Why Aeropostale? Superdry, American Eagle or whatever it is today.
I don’t want to be a mass-produced, global
I long for
pain traditionnel at a Boulangerie
closed when you’re done work, and sometimes
ancient maisons and floorboards where Molière, Voltaire, and Zola walked
at 5’2” with no electricity.
carved balconies with sunset views over les montagnes
no ascenseur for hauling groceries
or my couch.
a quiet cappuccino in the piazza
“€ 10 to sit”.
No £80 Abercrombie & Fitch for me.
No. Give me
$1 McDonald’s coffee; free seat,
elevator to the door
food that doesn’t lock its doors.
Bring forth thy hot-press heritage.