The One Pound Emporium

EVERYTHING COSTS A POUND!
Declared the One Pound Emporium
WITH PRICES TO CONFOUND!
You’d be a fool to be ignoring ’em.

Two Packs of Duracell Triple-A batteries?
ONLY A POUND!
Twenty-one Prairie Bog Organic Cranberries?
ONLY A POUND!
Watering Can with Adjustable Nozzle?
ONLY A POUND!
Genuine Million Year Old Sperm Whale Fossil?
ONLY A POUND!
Three Packets of Sherbet Dip Shoestrings?
THAT’S JUST A POUND!
A Guide to Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Musings?
TO YOU – A POUND!
A Signed Photograph of Kris Akabusi?
JUST A POUND!
A Thirteen-Jet Trojan Party Disco Jacuzzi?
STILL A POUND!
A Sticklebrick Play Train?
A POUND!
John Constable’s Haywain?
A POUND!
A First Edition of Papillon?
A POUND!
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon?
A POUND!
A woman called Ruth?
A POUND!
The concept of truth?
A POUND!
A stray dog enclosure in which you can stow ’em?
A POUND!
The author of many a modernist poem?
EZRA POUND!
One Pound?
A POUND!
Another Pound?
A POUND!

But then the 99p Store
Opened next door
And nobody wanted to know anymore.

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