Ornate with unreal passion of the exhibitionist
Powder, pigment, shameless layers of gilt
Upward thrusting walls clutch cornice plaster
Lush. plush textiles; colours in all splendour
Excess trademarks motive, sham and bluff
Nothing less than squander's good enough
Come fire, or war, or penury as downfall
Everything is elementary, after all

Haker’s “waiting for better days” photo prompted this acrostic poem for Carrie’s Sunday Muse