Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Until It All Adds Up

I love sweet deals
like buy one, get one entrees
at overpriced semi-casual restaurants
or near giveaways from
customer-loving publishers.

Finding used treasures makes me shriek.
50 cents for a Vonnegut book
creates suspicion that
someone is playing a trick
on my naive, book-loving soul.

If what you don't want is free to me,
I'd be crazy to let you discard it.
Hand-me-downs or hand-outs,
I'll take whatever I can get
my hands on.

Sure, I might be a little shallow
and my joy is a little sad,
but my eyes light up
like she just said
"I love you."

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