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When Bargains Bleed - Oct. 2, 2023

there on the sidewalk

it’s just ants descending

on a dying beetle

though it could be people

at a Best Buy sale

something about going in

for the kill after the prey

has been cut down

and for those bleeding bargains

or an easy discounted meal

a frenzy occurs

an innocent need

turns murderous


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