The Small Print

This is for your own good,
no bones about it.
Ready your solar plexus,
here comes the hit:

Should’ve read the small print.

Validation:
quick-acting.
Gratification:
short-lasting.
How did it come to this?

Should’ve read the small print.

Foresight unseen,
mind-over-money’s spent
hand over fist.
We’re prisoners of the moment
who should’ve read the small print.

Whole kit and kaboodle,
well-documented.
Recall, recollect
the signs and the omens.
Somehow smiling nonetheless
because as I said:
We’re prisoners of the moment,
prisoners of the moments.
Should’ve read the small print,
prisoners of the many moments.

Prisoners of the many moments.

(2/13/2019: Irish Acres, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin)

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