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Material

Bawdy tales of dreams and secret memories
their superficial veil infused with gossip sleeze
its curious listeners deemed  pretentiously deaf to what they mean?
Absorbed in superficial greed,the auction proceeds
quick tempered and tastelessly naughty
laced in gemed jewelry,outrageously expensive and gaudy
pretty things they dare not buy
yet the material persuades the curious unwise
there true meaning hidden from naked eyes
blind from envy and superficial curiosity
its tacky admirers gossip obnoxiously

Deathly bored...animals sacrificed
the blood and gore offered to each invite
animal rights activists,morbidly disturbed
paint fake animal blood on imported furs
there inclusion in fashion's everlasting
Curious auctioners whisperly asking
if blood dyed furs and tawed thrift leather furniture
that match with pastel carpet floors
would clash with Euro imported decor

their timeless pleasures appropriate whenever adored
their presence not for charitable cause
nor gifts from philantrophists
yet obviously tawdry gifts for the senseless rich

Gold fastened embroidered silk and satin 
Euro rennassaince paintings and pottery,
jewelry made of African elephant ivory
embraced by burnished gold,diamonds and gemstones,
mined on distant planets unknown,
Carrara marble sculptures from Rome,
offering endless antiques from ancient Greece
and artifacts of ancient kings made from carnelian and lapis
obsidian,quartz and gold
Every item presented sold

Yet amidst the ancient gifts,
the artificial persuades superficial slaves
to tacky taste is careless material waist

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