Poetry for the Shopping Mall


Ah, happy food court! Peaceful kingdom!
Is it possible that all these tables now are empty
Where once families did jostle for a feasting place?

Over at The Toast, a lovely and timely poem, “Ode to an Abandoned Shopping Mall,” by Summer Block eulogizes the lost sparkles of a dying mall in a unashamed homage to Keats.

Victor Luo is a graduate of UC Davis's MA in Creative Writing program specializing in fiction. He lives in Los Angeles where he loves never having to be cold. More from this author →