Of the FTC and the Human Condition

by Gary Hardaway

Humanity comes without a choice
of  muted or saturated color,
without an owner's manual,
without a warranty, express or implied.
The condition is untenable.

It is a consumer's nightmare,
an existential burden
in soft skin with even softer innards.
And all examples end in death.
Where's the fairness in that?

My complaint falls
on soft, defective ears.