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Oh So Cute
by John Yelavich

Taxes are up and with food and gasoline prices rising,
do we really need more than fifty kinds of shampoo?
Even water is costing more, nothing is free anymore,
a tightening of the purse strings must surely ensue.

Whatever happened to good, old-fashioned Ivory soap?
Do we really need hair to bear the scent of passion fruit?
In the olden days, a simple scrub and rinse would suffice,
but today there’s too many choices of dubious repute.

Unisex grooming products line the supermarket aisles,
do we really need gender equality to take this route?
I may be a bit old school, but in the shower I lather up
and each dawn I smell like coconuts and look damn cute.