Friday, January 4, 2019

Arlene Corwin writes

Don’t Need Much

Content with markets of the flea,
Small salary,
After after-Christmas ‘sales’,
Lipstick on both cheek and mouth,
Don’t need much.
Foods and clothes and furniture –
I’ve got enough – more than enough.
The stuff I need keeps coming. Therefore,
Why do I keep reaching, stretching, some itch
In my head dissatisfied and craving scratching,
When I know I don’t need much.
ART DECO-Modernism
Marché  aux Puce -- Alcide

1 comment:

  1. "Flee market" is English for the 19th-century French term "marché aux puces." Apparently it was coined in the 1860s. In one account it was named after the insects that infested the upholstery of old furniture bought in the type of bazaar at which used goods or cheap items are regularly sold. In other languages the same translation is used ("Flohmarkt" in German; in Spanish-speaking south Florida, US, they are "pulgeros" [fleas stores] and in southern Andalusia, Spain, they are called "piojitos" [little lice]). However, similar markets, under many monikers, have existed around the world for millennia.


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