Seduction in Stratford


It’s not easy to see
how small
a deposit can be
when you’re being
paid sod all
and don’t you think that
these kind of adverts stink?

‘ a small deposit secures ‘
in some cases securely in debt.

We’re being teased into parting for goods,
‘ get a start in the game’ they’ll say
but we’ll pay and pay forever
on the never fuckin’ never
I never buy nor
try to keep up with
the latest in whatever latest
there is.

Easy to say now I don’t have to pay now
and easier still when you’re not climbing the hill
to the high court.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.