A response to “Economics for the Masses”:
The Masses Reply
Where I live in the Valley
Old men hunker in and stay quiet
As their way of life dies.
No way to shelter new life,
No one to consume life’s joys,
And, before long, no thing to consume.
Some still get and spend with effervescence
From their nothingness,
As long as they can traffic in empty notes
Whose day draws nigh.
Shall we traffic in empty titles? In obligations long since silenced?
Resurrect age-old bridles?
No, even marriage,
That solemn pledge of slumbering hope,
Comes tumbling down,