Wall Street



Wall Street.

Work to buy a penthouse suite.

Power comes from a balance sheet.

A New York Yankee’s box seat.


Wall Street.

Promise flares from traders’ extremities like a white heat.

Succeed or be a deadbeat.

Life is never downbeat.


Wall Street.

Until I’m there I’m incomplete.

Unless you’re there, you’re obsolete.

The sound of ticker symbols marching to a steady drumbeat.


Wall Street.

This poem is about: 
My country


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