The world turns on a golden axis
Haves and have nots push
the barriers of what we need
and what we don’t.
More, more, more-
The insidious few looking
for quick and easy money
marry out or give bits of
themselves away, in dark spaces
or a glowing stage. The difference
isn’t really important when dignity
hits the shelves of the marketplace.
Demand is high for low esteem,
lies brokered for the promise of a dream.
And the world observes and pays the price
for all the daughters who lose their souls,
their hearts, their lives