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An Acrostic Golden Shovel* after Propaganda

Pay attention. This
Emptiness will yell and flash and type,
Ravenous for hype and heaps of
Fresh attention, scheming to perfect
Enchanting arts on every girl and boy,
Convincing with the ploy that “this new toy is it!”
Teasing us to think the brink of joy is just
Incremental acquisitions away and that it ain’t
Outrageous to let the stuff of earth define our worth.
No. Don’t believe it. You don’t need it.

*Original line: "This type of perfect, boy, it just ain't worth it" from the song I Don't See It.
Originally posted at The Coffeelicious. Image by Negative Space (public domain).

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