it seemed to me that,
each neighbourhood had it's own unique
little corner store
and that VW bugs were the most
popular car on the road.
This little store
is close to my neighbourhood
and every October
the maple tree next to it turns brilliant
shades of gold,
similar in color to the Gold Nugget bubblegum
(in a drawstring cotton pouch) that
was, or maybe still is, sold in corner stores.
acrylic on canvas
24 x 12