So Shut Up

“Lose ten pounds now! In
your first week! You
deserve it!” screams the 
commercial that appears 
every seven minutes or so 
on this channel and everyone

or at least all the people who
deserve it can hear
the monetization of 
their fears and how
those ten pounds are
the ticket to their security and 

frankly humanity once they conform 
to the shape demanded by 
this joint so full of
screaming and insistence
In fact I’ve got ten pounds
sitting on my ass right now

that I will gladly keep
to myself thank you
along with my meager money
and my preference for 
allowing myself to decide
what I deserve so shut up

About Tony Brown

A poet with a history in slam, lots of publications; my personal poetry and a little bit of daily life and opinions. Read the page called "About..." for the details. View all posts by Tony Brown

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