Firm Purchase

Handshake

You’ll spy me
featured second from the top on your list
splashed flat in culling font, yelps and vulgar 3D.
The Likes have signaled
your tactile leap to possess me.
Click.

You’ll try me
because I’m fast absorbing
certified new, with some wear
three check marks of five
cement our bond.
Continue.

You’ll buy me
assured by the subtle lies and peer approval – one
dented soul plus one balm.
I connect the ends of needs to wants
where markets can’t bear indecision or doubt.
Confirm.

William Rayst

William Rayst is a Columbus, Ohio writer who creates poetry, fiction, and practical non-fiction for both business and pleasure. He is an active member of the Columbus writing group, Creative Minds Collective, and transforms himself into a writing juggernaut each November for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

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