saturday saver


before I knew what I’d done

I suggested visiting the local megaplex

so she could find a dress

not fully comprehending the crowd situation

the sight of a mother in Myer

searching for one kid

while the other starts to wander off, too

people dodging one another

in a fight to the front

of one of many

identically long Kmart queues.

it’s hard to feel like going out

these days

when I can stay home

listening wistfully to the Radio Dept

while we hang out the washing.