immoderation


the 
     happy  
              prince

would be

   a 
      p
          p
             a
                l
                   l
                     e
                        d

by the site 
         of his kingdom

in a 

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s
p
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r
a
t
e

s
t
a
t
e

after all
     the furnished

plucked stones 
    & scraps  
of peeled 
    gold-leaf

had been 
g.i.f.t.e.d.

via the swallow’s 
                    devotion

between 
      the prince’s vibrant
              sapphire optics

and a ruby 
         in the shade
                   of a freshly 
            polished
                      red delicious

poor beings 

s-u-f-f-e-r

n
o
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r
i
s
h
m
e
n
t  

tragic
    to state, 
          is the least

of their concerns
        one forced to reside
                 in a fortified 
            tissue paper
 brick château 
                 cement,
             is non-existent.   

Inspired By Anna Mazzotta, A Man Of Expensive Taste 

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