His eyes dart through a physical-asset
inventory; he asks, was I wondering,
as he gestures to the contents of his cart, 
about his expanded tastes, apparently
each product reminds him of a country
he and his new wife (she too busy to work
for wages) have seen—and so on and so far
from our first trip to France, then new to travel
though after only one year already old
to each other, to Paris and my falling
in love with and knowing I was loved by