Summer House On Cape Cod

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Stock holders want 

ever better returns 

so who cares 

if paradise burns 

and who cares 

that we never learn 

anything from these mistakes,

from these risks we take 

with the lives of the poor

we’ve counted up our money 

and still we want more 

so we watch our neighbors starve 

as pallets of food rot

behind locked market doors 

and wars last decades 

and our memory fades

but we’re glad we bought

that Lockheed stock 

though we’ve got nothing

against the people

of Iraq or Afghanistan

or anywhere else

it’s just business,

and if the stocks keep going

up like this

we’ll have that summer house 

on Cape Cod

by the time we retire.

About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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