that's the lyric you'll hear
because you're fungible
and your mind cannot keep
the fungus out of its eyes

for your attention
you'll receive an impulse
perhaps you'll wait
or even resist

but it's your reaction that's
for market
prepared by the butcher
searches won't reveal
escape plans, suture

even when you'd paid
in past or future cents
your dollars have stayed
waiting usefully, stents