Rose Of Gold Foil

A rose made of gold foil
catches my attention.

The flower looks delicate
glimmers in the sunlight.

It is a beautiful souvenir,
I decide to buy.

Bargaining is a part of me,
I commence my dialogue.

“Ask half the price of the quote”
whispers my aunt.

I converse with the seller,
who demands an unimaginable price.

I express concern
The dealer glances at me with contempt.

He puts back the rose in its place
bids  me to quit. I depart.

On the way, I find another dealer
courteous and condescending.

I purchase the rose for a fair value
not for half the price.

This fellow shows business acumen
enhanced by a benign smile

His ethics play the sport.
Tremendous is the compensation.