• Ashima S

The Hedonic Treadmill


Now, I am here.

The sun glistening off of the gold windows

Amid carefully manicured flower pots

and "100% natural" lemonades.


The smell of Channel No. 5

from the hotel lobby

brings to mind the hungry back home.


I sip guilt with my sparkling water.


And yet,

The shiny new toy-

The compliments on my gel nails-

The ease-

Oh, the ease!

Forces me to admit

Money does buy happiness.

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