An American Poem


The ideal American poem is one
commercial long and the product
readily available.

And white, so very white,
the welts and cuts
on the backs of

price-tags slashed daily,
marking them down to nothing,
hardly nothing at all. It’s hard to get away

from the free giveaway’s
and this stock won’t ever run out.
“You know you want it!” so much bang

for your buck, the fresh sticky marks
on the fingers and hands
from a brand spanking

new dollar bill. The ink didn’t dry,
“buy-now and pay-later”,
charging it off for

a future yet to be.
So come on down
and check us out,

we have exactly what you
need. If not we will
by tomorrow, guaranteed!

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