“DRESS-UP”

the price of gum
always goes up
and so goes gas
and art it

costs us something
and we exchange these
these things
between each other (I think?
I have the term
it is called currency (right?
that is the basic principle
as I understand it

and there are new ways
to live under it (or is it in it?
either way
that is fine with me
that it is always changing

like the way
economists and professors
are always thinking
of new ways to dress-up
the lady sometimes
they say they’d
like to never
have to dress
her at all

ok
if you say so
I wouldn’t care
I’d always end up
thinking about her naked
anyways

— Hayden Church is the editor of Maximus Magazine