#24/11-14-2014

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valued

at the thrift store
adult xxl red onesie
pajamas
cost $9.99.

a faded black john cena
t-shirt fetches
$2.49.

a beige chair with only
a minor coffee stain
runs $49.99.

coffee mugs commemorating the
westlake homeowner’s association
1994 christmas ball
are $1.99.

size 18 nike air force ones–
scuffed and worn to hell–
are marked
$7.99.

clock radios with alarms
long forgotten sit on the shelf
for $4.99 and up.

but in
the back corner
are the
books.

carl sagan’s
‘contact’:
$1.99.

‘in cold blood’
by truman capote:
$1.49.

‘the complete
robert frost’:
$2.99

john dos passos’
‘manhattan transfer’:
$2.49

saddest of all,
‘the heart
is a lonely hunter’
waits to be bought
for only
99-cents.

some say
it’s impossible to
outsmart
the market.
supply and demand
equal price.
everything is marked
what it’s worth.

bullshit.
but i’ll take it.

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