“More, more, MORE!” whines the voice inside your head

Your id’s become your identity, 

instant gratification thy middle name.

Every vein pulsating with greed

Lusting evermore for the latest, the coolest, the best 

For thy passion of the day, the hour, the minute, the second.

Satiation is the scapegoat; 

Disguise consumerism as self-care

As you embark on another reckless shopping spree, 

flimsy paycheck at thy mercy.

Liquid envy drip-drip-dripping into your eyes

Eyes glazed over, love at first sight

Love at every click of a button

Love around every corner

Love is a $ sign.

Frailty, thy name is greed

Greed, thy name is human.


A 2nd-year Communications major trying to squeeze in minors in English and Cognitive Science, Ayushee is a meme-enthusiast who firmly believes that pineapple belongs on pizza and that dark chocolate is the universal cure to a bad day.

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