My friend accuses me of materialism
since I take the time to do math:
how many damn boxes of cereal
equal how many hours of cleaning moths
out of pool filters? If I can purchase
happiness, if I feel a jolt of joy
buying some crap to cover my carcass
then that was time well spent. I know the toys
mean nothing, drop in value once driven
off the lot. The best things in life may be
free but to enjoy them takes cash. Hidden
in each experience and memory
is a specific economic cost
and more money spent is more money lost.