Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dark Times

Dark Times

(apologies to Ted Roethke)

In a dark time
the mind begins to search,
It asks
what is a variable,
what is chosen
that no longer works.

People want the President
to solve unemployment,
but they don’t want taxes
and fear bigger debt.

Asset values have dropped
and loans have gone bad.
Do taxpayers have to pay to save the banks?

Is there a variable in there somewhere?
Or must we pay for our sins of greed?

The bank loans created money
from thin air.
Can the process work in reverse?
Release these debts into ether space
and start over.

27 January 2010

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