Directory

Macy’s                               Hickory Farms
 
Circuit City                         GNC
Payless ShoeSource                   The Body Shop
Sears                                Eddie Bauer
Kay Jewelers                         Payless ShoeSource
GNC                                  Circuit City 
LensCrafters                         Kay Jewelers
Coach                                Gymboree
H&M
RadioShack
Gymboree                             The Body Shop
                                     Hickory Farms
                                     Coach
The Body Shop                        Macy's
Eddie Bauer                          GNC
Crabtree & Evelyn                    Circuit City
Gymboree                             Sears
Foot Locker
Land's End
GNC                                  H&M
LensCrafters                         Kay Jewelers
Coach                                Land's End
Famous Footwear                      LensCrafters
H&M                                  Eddie Bauer
                                     Cinnabon
                                     LensCrafters
Foot Locker                          RadioShack
GNC                                  GNC
Macy's                               Sears
Crabtree & Evelyn                    Crabtree & Evelyn
H&M
Cinnabon
Kay Jewelers
Lands's End

Notes:
As a continuing part of Robert Fitterman’s epic Metropolis poem, which examines the consumerist urban landscape through found language, “Directory” is exactly that: a directory from an unnamed mall, looped with poetic concerns for form, meter, and sound. Fitterman’s listing of a mall directory purports to be as numbing, dead, and dull as the mall experience itself, hence expressing truth in the non-expressiveness of his linguistic subject matter.
Source: Poetry (July/August 2009)