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the things you own, end up owning you: a commentary †

My wardrobe is a rainbow parakeet
stripped down to its base components
of feathers and bones
sold back to me for a 100% profit

Iím a consumer of pretty, shiny things
made by people who earn less in a year
than I make in a week on a job far less taxing

Iím a catalogue whore
craving things I donít need
because the TV ads tell me
Iím defined, not only by my couch
but which toilet cleaner I own

Iím an empty shell
of consumerist ideas and ideals
selling myself shoes and wall art
I donít even like
in the hope itíll impress people I canít stand

My wardrobe is a rainbow parakeet
stripped down to its base components
of feathers and bones
and Iíll keep buying things I donít need
for as long as I keep telling myself
no one died to make it

© Indie Adams 2014




*Note: I've recently started a 30days30poem challenge, and this piece is poem number 4 of that. I've been taking inspiration from pretty much anywhere in order to come up with 30 poems in 30 days. This piece was inspired by Fight Club.
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