The Prosperous Impoverished

priceofhealth

when the corporations go away
we will still love
unloved by the
waste they have laid
and pollutants in
our blood

but when we
cough blood clots

when children ask

we’ll tell them
there was once this thing
called wealth

it’s the cost and the price of health

from the once high mandates
of fiendish men
always
men
stuck in the 20th century

and this is why I love your
blue eyes now
amongst the stars, averages
and standard messages
encoded

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