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In the mood for a little poetry after watching nature’s exertions this week? Enjoy the gentle, cherry-scented breezes of our attempt to write haiku in October 2002.

Haiku is probably the most remarkable of
all poetic forms. As practiced by the great
Japanese poets, the best haikus manage to
evoke beauty, build emotion and provide
wisdom — all in only seventeen syllables. And
then there are these haikus created by
Instore’s “In the End” team …

Doughnut crumbs tumble
upon ring display … curse those
security guards

Poetry in Motion

Footsteps echo … the buzz
of fluorescent lights above
Damn Super Bowl

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Poetry in Motion

Ugly broken watch
mark it down twenty percent
someone will buy it

Poetry in Motion

Brand-name watches in
my competitor’s window
authorized, my foot!

Poetry in Motion

He’s old, she’s not … a
soft swipe of his credit card
clears away the years

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Poetry in Motion

A couple lingers
engagement rings, I foresee
sigh … watch battery

Poetry in Motion

Tock tick, tock tick, tock
something a bit strange with this
Rolex from Thailand

Poetry in Motion

She: A true treasure
enough love for a lifetime
He: Nooky tonight

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Poetry in Motion

My top salesperson
is sleeping with my wife … so,
who stays and who goes?

Poetry in Motion

Brochures, calls, emails
I went overboard … customers
think I’m stalking them

Poetry in Motion

He asks for a raise
happy to oblige, when the
cash he stole’s replaced

Poetry in Motion

On his muddy shoes
a dewdrop glistens … Rejoice!
I found the damn thing

Poetry in Motion

Inventory blues
out of my mind, ordering
all of those mood rings

Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion

Darkening skies and
now the flood — a half-carat,
you rotten cheapskate?

Poetry in Motion

That gold pendant’s swing
mesmerized me; I wasn’t
looking at your chest!

Poetry in Motion

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When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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Poetry in Motion

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Poetry in Motion

In the mood for a little poetry after watching nature’s exertions this week? Enjoy the gentle, cherry-scented breezes of our attempt to write haiku in October 2002.

Haiku is probably the most remarkable of
all poetic forms. As practiced by the great
Japanese poets, the best haikus manage to
evoke beauty, build emotion and provide
wisdom — all in only seventeen syllables. And
then there are these haikus created by
Instore’s “In the End” team …

Doughnut crumbs tumble
upon ring display … curse those
security guards

Poetry in Motion

Advertisement

Footsteps echo … the buzz
of fluorescent lights above
Damn Super Bowl

Poetry in Motion

Ugly broken watch
mark it down twenty percent
someone will buy it

Poetry in Motion

Brand-name watches in
my competitor’s window
authorized, my foot!

Poetry in Motion

Advertisement

He’s old, she’s not … a
soft swipe of his credit card
clears away the years

Poetry in Motion

A couple lingers
engagement rings, I foresee
sigh … watch battery

Poetry in Motion

Tock tick, tock tick, tock
something a bit strange with this
Rolex from Thailand

Poetry in Motion

Advertisement

She: A true treasure
enough love for a lifetime
He: Nooky tonight

Poetry in Motion

My top salesperson
is sleeping with my wife … so,
who stays and who goes?

Poetry in Motion

Brochures, calls, emails
I went overboard … customers
think I’m stalking them

Poetry in Motion

He asks for a raise
happy to oblige, when the
cash he stole’s replaced

Poetry in Motion

On his muddy shoes
a dewdrop glistens … Rejoice!
I found the damn thing

Poetry in Motion

Inventory blues
out of my mind, ordering
all of those mood rings

Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion

Darkening skies and
now the flood — a half-carat,
you rotten cheapskate?

Poetry in Motion

That gold pendant’s swing
mesmerized me; I wasn’t
looking at your chest!

Poetry in Motion

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Wilkerson Testimonials

If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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