Bag Eds by Paul Tanner

Look,
if you don’t want to pay
5 fucking pee
to advertise a brand
then you have to ask yourself:

WHY ARE YOU SHOPPING HERE
IN THE FIRST PLACE?

I’ll tell you why:

BECAUSE OF ADVERTISING

just being here
makes you an advert

everything you wear
what you eat
drink and smoke
where you live
what you believe in
how and if you vote

it is all testament
to the targeted demographic
that is you

DON’T YOU THINK
YOUR FACE IS PROPAGANDA
FOR A SKEWED CLASS SYSTEM,
YOU ALKIE-FAT
CORN SYRUP SOAKED
GULLIBLE LOSER?

if you are so weak
so easily manipulated
so wilfully gullible
that you can’t see
a brand name
without immediately
feeling tempted
to give it all of your money

then I don’t want to
share a planet with you

let alone
take all of your
ironic abuse
as you do so

SO START MAKING
YOUR OWN DECISIONS
OR FUCK OFF
OUT OF MY FACE

… not to sound bigheaded
but I’m getting really tired
of trying to save you all
from yourselves
in poems
you’ll never even read

and why?

because
I’M NOT ADVERTISED ENOUGH!

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