“So Much Business”

“So Much Business”

So much business left undone, so many miles
Of tapes, ribbons in reds and blues, greens;
Afghanistan, Lebanon, Georgian dreams
Of millions led by headlines peopled by the smiles
Of clerics and the grimaces of what’s endemic to markets,
Grist for the mills, lies designed to validate
What was never in question and seems to obfuscate
The will to rise above the glory of the grove. The spark that’s
Missing is the true desire of souls who long ago
Decided that the fruit of the breast was more desired
Than prayer; milk, the fire
Of life above the light, what the bow
And arrow offers mother, child and creditors to boot;
Arrogance grafts upon the tree what only cyclones offer deepest roots.



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