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by Nevada Kerr

Soundproof towers stiffen in the wind
Extracting the gristle from the workers within
Banker and lender oblige credit and loan
Transmitting contracts through your TV at home

Wilderness and wasteland bend to their cause
The resolute destruction of natural laws
Dealers by swindle, landlords by force
Wealth supplants justice; power, remorse

Vertical steel extols the humble
Moneyless buyers who groan and grumble
Debtors beg their bread and loosen their belts
Empty, exhausted, in failing health

Under the strain of encumbered brains
Winners and losers toil in vain
They borrow and burrow, extending their girth
To the uttermost parts of a ravaged Earth

Written by © Nevada Kerr
February 15, 2004.

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