Denise Duhamel's most recent poetry collection is Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001). She is an assistant professor at Florida International University in Miami. If the university weren't International, she'd work at FU. Her poetry has been included in recent issues of TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, and Denver Quarterly.

 

 

 

 

 

Mall Mama

 

Fuck you, Abercrombie & Fitch. Fuck you, Auntie Annie's Pretzels.
Fuck you, Bebe and Birkenstock.
Fuck you, Cinnabon and Cheesecake Factory. Fuck you, Crate and Barrel.
Fuck you, Dolce and Gabbana. Fuck you, Disney Store and Dunkin Doughnuts.
Fuck you, Evian.
Fuck you, Mrs. Field's. Fuck you, FAO Schwartz. Fuck you, FUBU. Fuck you,
Food Court.
Fuck you, Gap. Fuck you, Godiva. Fuck you, GNC. Fuck you, too, Gap Kids.
Fuck you, H
agen Dazs.
Fuck you, Icee machine.
Fuck you, J.C. Penny
Fuck you, K-Mart.
Fuck you, Lerner's, The Limited, and Layne Bryant.
Fuck you, Macy's, biggest fucker of all.
Fuck you, Neiman Marcus, needless markup.
Fuck you, Oshkosh B'gosh. Fuck you, Outback Steakhouse.
Fuck you, Pottery Barn.
Fuck you, Quizno's Subs.
Fuck you, Regal Cinemas. Fuck you, Restoration Hardware.
Fuck you, Sears. Fuck you, Sharper Image. Fuck you skim latte, Starbucks.
Fuck you, Target. Fuck you, TGIF.
Fuck you, Unibank ATM.
Fuck you, Victoria's Secret.
Fuck you, Wal-Mart. Fuck you, Walgreen's.
Fuck you, x cingular wireless.
Fuck you, Yoga Institute.
Fuck you, Zone To Your Home Diet Delivery and Fitness Center.
Fuck off, Visa and MasterCard. Fuck me, American Express. Discovery, I'm
fucked.