A poetic monologue from “Soap Boxing”

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Can you put a Starbucks in Wal-Mart?
Buy a latte as you pick out your gun.
Can you put a Starbucks in Wal-Mart?
Let Conglomerates dictate your fun.
Can you put a Starbucks in Wal-Mart?
Wear your clothes from Banana and Gap.
Can you put a Starbucks in Wal-Mart?
Fall into the tedious trap.
Can you put a Starbucks in Wal-Mart?
Shop at Staples: Eat at T.G.I.F.
Can you put a Starbucks in Wal-Mart?
Play top 40 until you go deaf.
Why not take a stand for the individual,
Make some choices and ring your own bell.
If you put a Starbucks in Wal-Mart,
Then the world is soon going to Hell...
(SHE spies a cute guy in the distance)
ellooo.

©Colette Freedman

This is an excerpt from my play "Soap Boxing" in which:
Adam and Eve fight over society’s rapidly intensifying monoculture. 
It was done at the Odyssey Theatre by Circus Theatricals/The New American Theatre in 2004
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