I sit in the Fish,
staring at the book collection,
wanting to buy this Holy Bible.
-I learn a bit more about religion
-makes me seem intelligent
-Helpful when it comes to argument
-makes me a good American.
Or, I could buy this Jane Austen collection
-has a cool, collectible cover.
-I heard Jane Austen was okay.
the cashier says
as I walk out with the text
of Pride and Prejudice
under my arm.