Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 56,262 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Sold Without First Unwrapping - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

All that you see...
My head.
My eyes.
My lips.
My hands and arms.
My legs and feet...
Are equipped and prepared to examine.
Moving towards your direction.

My mind,
And all that you may wish to feed it...
Is not easily bought,
To accept anything you think...
I will buy to purchase from you to sell,
As sold without first unwrapping to inspect.
Un-uh. Oh no...hand me a microscope!
I have suffered from buyer's remorse before.

This time...
I want to see dates.
Manufacturer's suggested price.
Along with shipping and handling charges,
AND testimonials from previous users.
With a count!

'And what do you take me for? '

I'll take you for the rest of my life!
But first...
Here is my check list I wish to have completed,
BEFORE I make any decision!
I am not going to rush to close any deal.
Not this time.
Is that a weave or is that natural?


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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