Creative Writing Portfolio

Retail Therapy

a villanelle

Everything is tolerable when I consume

What will I buy today to cure the blues?

It’s only sunny when I throw away my money

Tons of online shops I browse, creep and lurk

Seeking euphoria from latest shoes

Everything is tolerable when I consume

When I find something I desire, I smirk

Pull out my credit card and pay my dues

It’s only sunny when I throw away my money

Once again, I return to my glum work

Endure more fresh capitalist abuse

Everything is tolerable when I consume

Follow this steady cycle like clockwork

Empty wallet for things I hardly use

It’s only sunny when I throw away my money

Once again, despair goes beyond berserk

Once again, e-shops I peruse and cruise

Everything is tolerable when I consume

It’s only sunny when I throw away my money

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