Wednesday, February 1, 2012

False Economy

By John I. Blair

If I shop around
I’ll just buy something else
I do not need,

A beverage urn,
A case of puppy chow,
Three-pack of fine French wine.

Each visit to the Hypermart
Exposes me to more temptations,
Suckers my frugality.

What I should wish
Would be a
Minimiser Mart

With Spartan aisles
I might stroll without regret
Past sparsely furnished shelves.

Sometimes we need protection from ourselves.

©2011 John I. Blair

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