Mar 16, 2009

Dwindling Inheritance

Since the current economic recession has given weight to blanket statements about the American people, I can boldly generalize modern Americans as spoiled heirs to a fortune, who have blown through enormous amounts of money that they never earned and mistakenly believed that eternal prosperity was part of their inheritance. This may sound harsh, but how else can I explain America's ranking as the world's greatest debtor? For the most part this is not the debt of young entrepreneurs whose ingenious businesses will yield products of value to repay and exceed the debt in the near future. To this observer, it looks a lot more like the debt of a compulsive gambler or drug addict; all the borrowed money is destroyed in needless or even harmful consumption that mandates new and bigger loans.

Mar 9, 2009

Fleur de Fromage

I write this poem to win the heart
Of my precious-sweet honey-dart
She walks like brandy, flowing free
She talks like rosebuds, soaked'n'tea