Losses

The NASDAQ is down
48 points
which means nothing
to those of us (most of us)
who live without
savings accounts
or pension plans
in the suburbs of cities
which look so small
on any given map
of the world or country
or state.
The globe is blue and green
and full of brown
broken hearts
who care more about
locating their true north
than they do about
the dollars that leak out
of their thin wallets
to pay for the governments
indiscretion.
We complain with best of them
but we don’t feel much
for the wall street crowd
and the mysterious exorbitant
loans we make to them
against our will.
What we the people
really want is one more
moment with that person
we walked away from
years ago.
You know the story
because you have one too.
The one thing you have in common
with every rich fucker
in the universe
is a longing longing longing
for the one thing money
can’t buy.

 

DeMaris Gaunt
12-15-14

 

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