Three Short Poems about Luxury

At the Market
Consider your betting
for stocks or shares
as the perfect bletting
of Bartlett pears.

24 Carat, Hand Woven, $19,000
From Mr. Kennedy, the most ridiculous swag yet:
a pair of gold shoelaces, each with a gold aglet.

For Expensive Pearls
There’s no better cloister
than the original oyster.

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