Character Matters

Lori stands at a vending machine.
The machine has seven slots:
Pride, Greed, Lust, Envy,
Gluttony, Wrath and Sloth.

She is torn between Lust and Wrath.
She slides her coins in
and hears them click through.
Indecision stops her.

Lori sampled Lust in the arms
of bar-time men and found it appealing.
She sampled Wrath
when her boss grabbed her ass.

Tired of waiting, her index finger
jabs the Coin Return.

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