Somewhere in another city
a sex toy resale shop opens.
The owner baked chocolate chip cookies
for visitors at the opening.
She hired a young boy to place fliers
under neighborhood windshield wipers.
She took half page ads out
in all three alternative newspapers.
A section of the store
is equivalent to
a bookshop’s rare book room.
A sign by the register notes
one percent of all sales
are donated to the food bank.
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