Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ingenious Solicitation

Marketeers, farmers, solicitors, telemarketers,
none have ever reached the threshold
of getting something for nothing
to the degree which costumed
children, ages three to thirteen
rake in free candy.
Their strategy is not imitable,
it's genuine and playful.
The goal is worn on the smile,
and the prize is worn on the teeth,
like a drilling company discovering
red treasure past the white enamel,
the cavities of solicitation
run deep.

1 comment:

  1. Truth in poetry thats what this is!! I love the line "the goal is worn on the smile and the prize is worn on the teeth" well done. Thank you for sharing.