And now something a little cynical from a college graduate

Acceptably Intrusive

Cassi Clark, 2005


Absolute, Coors and Evian,

made from pure spring

glacial water I peed in.

Commercials showing

mountains 400 miles from

the polluting industrial brewery.

SUV's helicoptered to an oasis

butte above a city to sell

cars that end up in ditches

off my mountain highways.


Grocery shopping we walk

on Crest and Dexatrim

and Lucerne, ads in linoleum,

aimed at head-hung people

bowing to advertisers

and following orders: Be

like Mikey.


Coffee hands protected

by travel destinations

lunches hidden in designer

shopping bags. Architecture

complimenting half naked clothing ads.


In school I learn to write

in case there are not enough

ads to fill magazine pages

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