Three Shops: A Nicollet Mall Poem

I walked down Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis today. I was feeling depressed. What came of it is the photo and poem below. I am very grateful to James of James and Mary Laurie Booksellers for lifting my spirits, and of course to his constant companions, Mssrs. P. Coleman, Rilke, and LK Hanson.

James and Mary Laurie Booksellers
James and Mary Laurie Booksellers, http://www.lauriebooks.com/shop/lauriebooks/index.html

“Three Shops”

Three shops on the mall.
One contained beauty but was ugly, I cringed.
Two housed warmth but was cold, I shivered.
Three spilled out the door and into the street,
and its outsides pulled me inside
and its insides felt like home.

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2 thoughts on “Three Shops: A Nicollet Mall Poem

  1. Thank you Sandra. It’s such a beautiful area and I’m thankful I had the time to explore my new hometown yesterday. I’m walking to work today (only 15 blocks, not too bad), and enjoying the beautiful weather and my beautiful city.

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