Turn a Profit, I Doubt You Could

We could catch and sell crabs at a seaside concession stand,
but that just doesn’t seem like a sustainable business model.

I think it was my fault for pushing you too hard.
We can’t all be entrepreneurs, and I should have recognized that.

Sales just isn’t the profession for some people,
no matter what you’re trying to get across to the customer.

Even if you had a self-wetting sponge with an everlasting,
constantly-regenerating supply of soap and scrubbing pad
made specifically to hold up for fifty years of wear (and could sell
this product at one dollar per unit and still turn a profit),
I doubt you could make someone want it.

It’s not your fault, I just pushed you too far.
Let’s go back to the drawing board, Gene.


Author: Aidan Badinger

Wharved.com I am a poet. I write poems. Titles and subjects and subsequent readership are all part of one fragmented figment of our universe, and it's nice that we take it so seriously. Hopefully the craft remains and grows stronger for our children.

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