Pacify

“There is a way, when the rich are too rich.”
Or so they used to say.

Ten generations have waxed and waned
since the Bastille was seized that fateful day.
The cause spread like a cold across the lands.
We live in a world these young men shaped
out of thin air—no more than a thought.

We found—in ourselves—a way to fight back.
But those who need nothing have time to spare.

Like a thief burying diamonds after a heist,
aristocrats clutch to their unearned spoils.
Pacification became their tool:
For an inch feels like a mile
when—all your life—you have stood still.

Is there a way, when the rich are too rich?
Out of thin air, the answer is clear.

 

3 May 2013

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