Friday, December 12, 2014

Sprightly Daze

It should come as no surprise
that I am baffled by your message.
The sprightly daze you spoke about being in
during the meeting made me lower my expectations
for the third quarter where things look about
as elegant and refined as a butcher shop.
That isn't to say I like you,
it's just that I've become an expert
at making my displeasure look alluring.
Chalk it up to evolution and weariness.
I think it was you who said any mistake
can be corrected as long as one has
the appropriate tools to cover them up.
You can't rank what's lacking a publicist.
Meanwhile, weary consumers shuffle back into the dark
where people are just dying to hear
about your Christmas plans.


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