Roundelay By Esther Greenleaf Murer

Roundelay
 
Toothpaste comes in eighty brands,
all with fluoride, none without.
Fluoride makes aluminum pans
toxic; better throw them out.
Wasting Mother Nature’s substance—
That’s what laissez-faire’s about.
 
Fluoride makes aluminum pans
toxic; better throw them out.
Each new product is a chance
to throw away, not wear it out.
Wasting Mother Nature’s substance—
That’s what laissez-faire’s about.
 
Each new product is a chance
to throw away, not wear it out.
This week’s New! Improved! supplants
the one that last week blissed you out.
Wasting Mother Nature’s substance—
That’s what laissez-faire’s about.
 
This week’s New! Improved! supplants
the one that last week blissed you out.
They dwell in make-believe romance
Who think the customer has clout.
Wasting Mother Nature’s substance—
That’s what laissez-faire’s about.

Esther Greenleaf Murer is an octogenarian who has been writing poetry all her life, but first got serious about learning the craft when she turned 70. She published one collection, Unglobed fruit, in 2011.  Her work has appeared in numerous webzines.  She lives in Phildelphia.

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