a remedy for what ails the world

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This is this week’s submission for One Single Impression (prompt # 31): Fleeting

One Single Impression is a community of poets writing and sharing haiku and other poetic forms. Each week a new prompt is offered for inspiration.

So much of the poetry on One Single Impression is beautiful and/or elegant. This submission is not that or that…



bound up

too much

what kind of marketing mischief

calls relief from a century of gobbling consumption


shouldn’t real relief be called:

‘have you considered eating more locavore cruciferous vegetables’?


‘if you’d exercise a tad more regularly, you’d feel a lot better?’

or, at least:

‘one good fight with your significant other would clear this problem right up’?

Or, finally, how about:

‘Just stop’

Too much stuff

made consumed discarded

everything is breaking down,

thank all the gods and goddesses and all the tea in china.

Oh, that this were a fleeting problem.

Or confined to only my gut.

The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard (full version–worth your time!)

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