buyer beware

it looked so simple,
easy and straight forward
nothing untoward
just go ahead
sign on the dotted line
but nothing’s ever easy
or just what it seems
there are always layers
hidden underneath
also called the small print
and sometimes it is tiny
or written in invisible ink
so you’re screwed
hanging in there
for dear life
when once your
rose tinted glasses
told you this was so right
now you know
nothing is as seems
although it looks good
on the outside
it’s rotten to the core
eating you up
with sharp little teeth
taking tiny bites
from your hide
on every occasion
until all you are
is the bones
of what you once were.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way, shape or form without my written permission.

buyer beware

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

Artist's Description

The balance to just right


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