Don’t Buy


Don’t buy the sparkle

the fake snow

the glitter globe


Don’t buy the shiny new

the latest phone

the ‘must have thing’


Don’t buy the hype

the ramped up hopes

the excess of desire


Don’t buy

the un-buyable

the love, the friendship

the laughter, the joy


Give it all away

freely and wildly

and feel it return

in soft unspoken ways

in surprising, unplanned acts

in ordinary kindness

on more than just one day


By Carys Owen

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