Song Of Purchase II

A man once bought a heater
It cost him 37 dollars 89
He took it home and plugged it in
It seemed to work just fine

It had two different heat settings
And another one that said cool
Which made him wonder if it was a heater
Or perhaps a multi-weather tool

There were two different fan speeds
And when he turned it on
It made a pleasant kind of whir
Like a cat’s purr, a gentle hum

He flipped through the instructions
Without really reading a word
Noting the Chinese and German
And a language of which he was unsure

Then, stretching out in its warmth
Submitting to its seductive tread
He nodded still to a slumber
And never again did raise his head

June 2010 Derek Wilson

~ by Derek Wilson on June 23, 2010.

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