When I went to the bakery and asked for a fruit bun,
The woman said,
“That’ll be $1.60 today.”
So I said,
“What was it yesterday? What will it be tomorrow?”
And she said,
“Does the price of fruit buns fluctuate
Like the price of petrol?”
“Is there a standard by which it is measured
Like Texas Crude?
Does it depend on the rising or falling dollar?”
By this time the crowd
Was building up.
“That’ll be $1.60,” she said.
There was no mention of ‘today’.