Buy Now!

What you see is what you won’t receive
before you’ve paid in full
in cash, in kind, in everything
you hold so dearly.

Why buy then? Why now?
What’s the urge to give and take
seeing the fragile promise of an item
that will be pleasing?

Buy now! For it lasts so short
that in a blink it’s gone forever.
Forever versus Now
Come now, forever!
Join us in this mega store where
happiness is on the shelf
along with soda, cheese and chewing gum.

© 2024, soulmary

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Author: soul mary

Writer, poet and reader