the sign went up last week,
my favourite bakery is closing.
the owner is retiring after 33 years.
the building where he is located
has housed a bakery
since 1910. 100 years.
traditional privately owned bakeries
are becoming scarce,
replaced by cupcake shops and
franchise bakeries where the batter
is delivered in vats
and baking technicians extrude it
into glutinous forms.
what is replacing the bakery
an anti-aging clinic.
i did not consume the platter of
pastries in one sitting... honest.