US Economy

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.

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