Last month I invested in a product,
bedazzled by its gloss.
I held the belief that its value
was much greater than its cost.
Beneath the impeccable finish
lay too many flaws,
yet I hadn't noticed this until
I held it in dirtied paws.
I knew I had a right to take it back
but I still felt such a shame
that I had been duped into something
branded as something not the same.
Next time I will save time and money
for something with a guarantee,
and will not fall for instant impulsive charms
but for prolonged quality.