THE LOLLIPOP MAN
The lollipop man sells to us all.
And all of us buy. Sooner or later,
his sin suckers make suckers of
us all. His toffee on a stick tempts
us through an array of shapes, colors,
and tastes. If the red or purple pops
don't snare us, then the lemon or lime
treacle surely will.
W. C. Fields was well known for his
"There's a sucker born every minute."
And surely, we know a sucker when
we see one, for we too have been
one. The lollipop man's molasses is
surely sticky stuff.
Not until we have indulged, do we
realize the damage done to our sweet
Ah, what motley fools we be.
(Written on March 8, 2015)