Our economy’s built on buying stuff
which means we never will get enough.
Bank statements show how much we’re owing.
Garbage dumps are overflowing
Robo Callers hunt and hound us.
Sleek advertising swirls around us.
They want us to buy the newest and latest
and toss the stuff they claim will date us.
We rent new units just for storing
extra junk that we’re ignoring.
Economists wring their hands with woe
when we don’t buy, don’t shell out dough.
Buying’s become the mark of success,
the measurement of our happiness.
But, there’s never a chance for a moment’s peace
when we’re straining to buy the latest release.