Wholesale Baggage

I wanted to give you the full package. I had so much to offer. But all you wanted was a quick taste. I was worth nothing more. Just a fleeting experience. And then you were gone. As quick as you came.

I should have known. I thought this time would be different. I hoped you were different.

Talking to me. Pretending to act interested. Pretending to care.

But it wasn’t different. It was more of the same.

Now, you just move along. And I’m left waiting here. Amongst the refuse you leave behind. A constant reminder. Waiting for it to all happen again.

It is hard. It is my life. I am the Costco Free Sample Employee.


Fredrick Martyn is a medical student, humour writer and poet originally from Toronto.