Avarice's Addiction: Poetry

The news clamors and shouts,
a reminder of mortality and powerlessness
in the face of the growing Impoverished Multitudes

Their suffering is linked to numbers 
that rise and fall on a street made of walls
that no one enters without a suit

Meanwhile our wealthy emperors with no clothes
give empty speeches that mask the naked ambition
of financial mavericks owning vaults lined with gold

Our society has overdosed on economic heroin,
the high of fiscal deification justified by insane logic
and the anarchy of supple sins:

Avarice's Addiction. 

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