Kathryn Gahl

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Shopper Trak

In Consumerism, Humor, Storytelling on November 26, 2016 at 8:57 pm

If you take a goose to the Fox River Mall
he won’t like it at all

He’ll squawk and he’ll squeak
flapping at friends, pointing  where to meet

And soon they’ll gather in a gaggle
taking their merry time to waggle

As down the road they go
without a single package in tow.                                         11/26/16



For Sale

In Connection, Consumerism, LOVE on May 11, 2016 at 1:03 pm


Organic kale, a cute Cape Cod, candles, ferry rides, CDs, DVDs, kites, Island Fudge.

None of these have I for sale.

No pipe dream, no dare to dream, no Just Say No or the latest of the best: Just Say Yes.      No marketing scheme, donor wall, hidden agenda, theater tickets, attitude adjuster, happy pill, or pleasure potion.

None of these can you buy in the marketplace of my heart                                                      where the only product is presence.                                                                                                                                                                                    I am here.  You are here.    I hear you. You hear me.   You be.   I  be.

We look, listen, and mine our feelings while we build connection–                                        a wonder that cannot be bought.