Photo of gold stopwatch

OPULENT HANDKERCHIEFS

The system is creaky rusty machine — perfect
Rotted mold shoots like pus from its joints
Shoves its black red and green muck into the mouths of the underclass
Tells them ‘eat up’ and enjoy your plight

Meanwhile the golden emerald city hums on unaware
METROPOLIS
those who dare to pull back the faux pristine grass are swallowed
OPULENCE
they see the underbelly
hungry man riding on a decrepit bike makes their world go round
METROPOLIS
Factory pumps out bright yellow fruit for their meringue
OPULENCE
Young girl dirt streaked face sews the
HANDKERCHIEFS
so they can dab the
SWEET MERINGUE
from their puffy faces

OPULENCE
OPULENCE
OPULENCE
OPULENCE

so much you are blind to

ALL THE MONEY
can you buy new retinas?
your eyes are frozen nausea
staring coldly at the underclass who MADE you

DECREPIT
DECREPIT
DECREPIT
DECREPIT
DECREPIT OPULENCE

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