“No upgrades please”

No upgrades please

I got a new stove
one that looks run of the mill for 1970
the kids can bang their pots and pans on it
try their cookies, crumble, and macaroni
spills are nothing but a bit of a burned smell
No glass top to polish or warn someone about
no special chemicals to keep the shine
No blinking clock!
That ‘all-timer’, that is going to confuse itself
and me, down the road, when it blows a fuse
Instead, it has me,
sitting at nose-range
It cost me $375 with coupons and a bit of luck
ever thought about how those ‘upgrades’
just aren’t?