Supply Side

 

It’s okay for a working-class family to lose their home or lose their jobs: economies need to correct themselves, you can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs.

Only heads of drug cartels and major financiers deserve golden parachutes; where would you put a parachute on an egg anyway?

Wealth, like champagne from a Wall Street balcony will trickle down

A used book will fall, pages missing, off the back of a recycling truck on the way to the dump, and a poor child, if he’s self-reliant enough,

Will find a way to read it without the missing pages: that’s what the poor do.

 

(in the ‘nice’ suburbs

they keep the libraries open – so important for children to have healthy activities.)

 

A Man once said, the poor are always with us. Some people,

who think Him an early capitalist, go to church every

Sunday and pray for the democracy of the free market to spread all over the world

and make a liar out of the Carpenter who said those words;

People in the developed world live 30 years longer than people in poor countries.

Anyone know the numbers in America? By income?

Anyone brave enough to look?

 

(it’s bloody cold

as children sit huddled outside a library that’s closed on a Sunday in Washington D.C.)

– Shymala Dason

poetry happening at OWS now. I can’t be there, so…

“A used book will fall, pages missing, off the back of a recycling truck on the way to the dump, and a poor child, if he’s self-reliant enough, Will find a way to read it without the missing pages: that’s what the poor do.” And NYPD tossed 5,000 books in the trash, books that belonged to poor people.

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