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Discount Birth Control
I just want to get this over with.
just sign your life away on the dotted line.
we’re having a special:
give one life,
get one more for twice the price.
Have a nice day.
This is one of those instances where the title writes the poem. No personal significance, just thinking about how awful it would sound if you told someone you got your contraceptives on sale.
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