False Advertising

From Art of Mind: Philosopoems to the World

She has all the makings
of a Summer Clearance…

You’d swear that she is cheap
As the talk that trails her feet.

She makes the haute couture
Look as dowdy as hand-me-downs.
She can take a dress by Prada
and make it seem
Like she’s wearing Nada.
Some may call her dress too tight,
But we’d say it don’t fit
Just Right.
How can she not be open?
When her goods are right on display?
She may fool some novice consumers—
But I see this day by day.
While she may seem to be a tag sale,
Tell me why these window-shoppers?
Her fruit is forbidden for a reason:
She only allows handpicked sharecroppers.
So while others have funds denied,
I don’t bother to try…
For her sign may say, “For Sale,”
But I Know her Price is too High.

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