12 December 2014

Four Hundred and Forty-Five

445


Acquisitive, avaricious, bent, sparing, close-fisted, corrupt, corruptible, craving, crooked,
Desirous, derisory, dishonest, excessive, fraudulent, gluttonous, grasping, greedy, grudging,
Immoral, insatiable, materialistic, meager, mean, measly, mercenary, mingy, miserable, miserly,
Niggardly, tightfisted, parsimonious, penny-pinching, scrounging, shady, bribable, venal,
Tight, piddling, unethical, ungenerous, unprincipled, paltry, stingy, voracious.
Greed works for some.

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Ay-yi-yi, the jailhouse choir, and its inane political correctness.
It is enough to make any seer retire into a deep, dark cave.

* * * *
If you do not care enough to be the change
Of which you so eloquently speak,
Why expect it of another?

* * * *
Forget everything.
Everything!

* * * *
Why so sad?
Why so angry?
Why so fearful?
Why so serious?
Why so zealous?
Why so rushed?
Why so lonely?
Why so needy?
Why so you?

* * * *
What urgency is there in this universe
Once you recognize it for the dream it is.
What is there to save, to change, to do, to be,
But what you are, have ever been, will ever be,
What you are not, have never been, will never be.

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What to do when you are done
With all that is of human confabulation.
What to do when unpretentious beingness is enough,
But whatever comes and goes in the earth-wind-water-fire of it all.