A Slice of the Pie

“this earth was made a common treasury for all”*

but

as the tickers rise and fall

the suits spew silky soundbites about getting a slice of the pie

while the 99% are consoled

placated
numbed

by promises of glorious hereafters

because

“you’ll get pie in the sky when you die”**

* – thanks to Billy Bragg
** – thanks to Joe Hill’s song ‘The Tramp’

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