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Poemdog

Dogs 2017

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(8/15/17)

not everything
is on a shelf
just waiting
to be purchased

some products

some services
must be cobbled
from scratch

mastered
in order to match
some preconceived
notion
of the buyer

vendors acting
as clairvoyants
assembling offerings
from vaguely stated
criteria

such
a dialectic
discovery process
will always have
shortcomings
translating into
the physical
realm

preconception
seldom meeting
postperception

in the end
we shake
hands

walk away

each wanting
a little
better

each wanting
a little
more

impetus
for the next
sale

the next
purchase

to keep
business
churning

burning
our sensibilities
to ash

sacrificed
upon the alter
of commerce