great consumer prairie (prayer to a shopping center in Tracy, CA)

o great consumer prairie!
sprouting sales (bargain acre by miracle mile)
perfumed by traffic
trodden by the paycheck-granted
shorn too soon by small numbered plastic scythes
flame-broiled to perfection as your way would have it
expanding in a big bang of volume discounts
festooned with a smart array of designer brands at dime store        
carried to the heart of america by advertising blimps
gloriously marketed to the dreams of 9th grade girls
burned out by its own superheated air chamber of shopping ecstasy
cast in its own image, a bronze statue of chuck e. cheese
stained not by shortages but by those sudden streams of avarice
variegated by texture by functionality by credit terms,
o you steaming smorgasbord of purchase matter,