value for money

"New polymer notes, which have a life expectancy four times that of paper notes, can be recycled to make plastic household products."
- The Dominion, January 7 2000

i want a $9900 dish brush
and a $510 000 bucket,
a $7800 spatula
and a $2300 biscuit container.

i want to fill my cupboards
with millions of dollars of
tupperware storage.

i want to put my shampoo
on a $45 980 shower shelf,
and clean my teeth with a
$2200 toothbrush

i will picnic like royalty
with my $34 870 plastic cutlery
and recycle them all
at the end

Paula Harris

Published in JAAM 13
March 2000