Supermarkets are well known
for positioning some goods in their shops
so that when shoppers see them
they will unthinkingly buy them
as an impulse purchase, not reflecting
on how much the impulse came from the shop.
Would that such open impulsiveness
would strike shoppers more often
as they pass the beggars sat at the exits
with their worldly goods around them.
The poor are are always worth more
than present themselves to be.