Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Socialist Sonnet No. 72

Stock Clearance


Fired clay roofing tiles fired! Then walls tumble,

Consumers consumed, mall maladjusted

By special air delivery, busted

Businesses ignite, implode and crumble.

Strewn over fractured glass from blown shop fronts,

Manikins shattered, riven and disarmed,

A single stall standing charmed and unharmed

Amidst smoking rubble. Politicians’ punt

And everyone loses, even all those

Just taking orders, integrity

At knock down prices along with free

Offers of capitulation. War shows

The gloss of commerce and competition

 Sells death on credit, simple addition.


D. A.

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