Poverty and greed live as poles
that attract and repel, spinning
around each other, in an orbit that
no one believes will ever end in
this world that is sustained by money’s
magnetic hold beyond life and death.
Greed is good, it is said with a smile
by those who can afford the humour,
and poverty is just the way it is or maybe
comes to those who know no better way.
Others say they don’t work hard enough,
as if that is the reason they can’t get
out of the orbit and move to the
other pole where life is what it is
meant to be if one is blessed.
Poverty and greed!