Monday, April 06, 2009

NaPo09 ~ Economics 101

Let's post this one quickly to get it out of the way ...

Economics 101

The reason why
your belly hurts
is simple maths.

Some people chose
to act somewhat

"Let us eat baked Scottish salmon with seashore vegetables
and broad beans and a herby garden salad and some mayonnaise
and wild garlic-scented Irish soda bread."

They broke the rules
of banks and bonds;
they took some risks.

"For those without the will to battle flesh, we've Childwickbury
goatcheese with roast shallots alongside the beans
and bread and leaf, mayonnaise withheld."

They had a dream:
to be as rich
as football stars.

The plastic pull
of credit lines -
a siren's song.

"The slow-roasted shoulder of Welsh lamb comes with first
of the season Jersey Royals, newforced asparagus and wild
St George mushrooms; mint sauce and gravy to pour."

A trust in bricks
and mortgage loans -
a stranger's kiss.

"Again, lovage & potato dumplings are available for those who prefer
their lamb to eat the mint, rather than be garnished by it.
Hot bakewell tart and home-made custard to conclude."

No time to waste!
A penny saved,
a trinket missed.

The simple maths
of belly pain:
no money left.

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