Loops & Holes

Vintage Words


A cravat’s knot creates the perfect

loop hole, the ring for the yacht’s sail,

the hundred fifty thousand dollar

engagement ring loops th u e finger

nicely. Such holes surround

wealthy rings. Loop the loop

fill it with loot.


Define rich. What can be deducted

each year, the ceiling hovering

above the amount taxable, the cost

of shoes and tuxedos purchased

for corporate functions?


What is the real price for paying

high bonuses to corporate CEO’s?

The cost of doing business

with emerging states, like China

who robbed the world of manufacturing

anything pollution worthy? Do you know

what is in your Swiss wallet?


How much and who is sitting off shore?

How many dollars are invested

in gold and rare earth? How about

passing legislation stating every dollar

ever earned over one billion must be returned

to the government for reinvestment

in infrastructure. Who needs a billion



Trillionaires get a bad rep, but they can

afford security to keep the wolves

away and the press friendly. One hundred

percent deduction on any charitable

contribution for the uber wealthy

should do the trick, a new loop hole

to push dollars through that will actually

help get jobs to the nation’s unemployed.


Love those napkin holders beside gilded

plates made in one time Yugoslavia. The

cloth folded perfectly to fit the circular space

All those zeros on checks and bank drafts.

Then there is the crochet loop and grasp

and pull that creates a security blanket

no matter what Congress decides or

fails to decide.







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HCE's picture

Lady A For President!!!

I'd vote for you! This is awesome!

allets's picture

Allets For President?

You make me smile. The country is topsy turvy but seriously, people are losing hope. The poet's charge is to elevate but also to bring issues to the forefront - to speak of our times clearly. We need to work - we need to redefine work as not being dependent on someone else to create wealth. Ancient Chinese Curse: May you live in interesting times ~~A~~

Lady A


SSmoothie's picture

Clever little piece I like

Clever little piece I like how it all ties together ;) hugss 

Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ¡$&am

allets's picture

Like Crocheting

The pattern emerges - thanks for the read SSmothie, be well  ~~A~~

Lady A