Class of ’17

Is greed in society
destroying you?
it’s destroying me,
slowly
and
methodically
crucifying me,

I’m dying,
not for want
or need,
but because of the greedy and
their many acolytes.

if I die a poor man
I’m sure man
I won’t be alone.

(perchance to extravagance,
a chance to dream)

it’s not Novello
and I’m not asleep,
just trying to keep
my soul from
starvation.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.