water supply (the rise and fall of jack & jill inc.)

jack and jill wanted to be good little entrepreneurs
so they went up the hill to sell a pail of water
but no coin was made ’cos no one wanted to climb
that big ass hill in the summer to buy water with a metallic aftertaste
that hadn’t been chilled or bottled or had a wedge of lime affixed to
so jack and jill came grumbling back down
and died in a cardboard hovel from dehydration and harsh market realities

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90 thoughts on “water supply (the rise and fall of jack & jill inc.)

  1. Such honest, terrible truth in here. I wouldn’t buy that damn water anyway…I mean,seriously! I’m sure there’s bugs in there, and god knows what else! 😛

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