Today’s sonnet comes from last November’s poem a day challenge. The prompt was Target. I’m not particularly a Target shopper/fangirl, but I can definitely relate to needing to get away sometimes, and especially to purchasing random junk to self-soothe under the thinly veiled guise of “taking advantage of a deal.” Not that my solution for any random puppy issue is “buy random gadget that the dog will probably chew on instead of use properly” or anything like that. Oh no. That would just be silly.


Originally written November 20, 2020

I went to Target just to get away
From my husband and kids—just for a bit.
I didn’t have much to buy there that day—
Just change to spend however I saw fit.
I started at the Starbucks—got a drink,
Then stared at purses and the jewelry.
Laughed at the ugly purses—all bright pink!
Then saw that they were buy one, get one free.
I mean, I didn’t need another purse,
Or really, anything I bought that day,
But somehow, missing out would have been worse.
“It’s ugly, and I need it!” Anyway,
That’s why I bought this purse. Really! It’s true!
Guess what! I have a matching one for you.

Photo by David Suarez on Unsplash

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