A Certain kind of Salesman
A certain curtain caught my eye—the cheapest of the darker hues.
But then a certain curtain salesman ascertained I wanted to
Curtain my windows with a few
Of that certain curtain hue—so certain, yes,
He stood and said:
I’m a certain kind of curtain salesman—certainly, it’s rare;
The kind that cautions certain curtain buyers of the risk of wear
On curtains nearly sold for free—but, in actuality,
Will certainly split into three at certain opportunities.
I ascertained that he could name
A better curtain in the store—
And yes, he spoke of certain Corinth curtains costing dollars more,
And led me with a certain step to Corinth curtain styles galore.
A cirrus-quilted Corinth curtain certainly retained my gaze,
Yet certainly, the Corinth certain quilters had erred in such a way
That certain cirrus clouds looked more cumulus in form and shape;
And, tired with such certainty, I curtailed off my search for drapes.