When calculating our profit and loss,
we misjudge value, underestimate cost.
Defining profit solely as financial position,
is a poor scale on which to gauge our condition.
The monetary wealth to which we aspire,
exactly what about having it do we admire?
Let’s unravel a persistent untruth,
“richer” and “better” are not equivalent terms.
Tell me which man is more a success,
when one writes a poem, the other a check?
Why Time, unquestionably a limited resource,
is reduced to “Man hours” in the account?
I’ll not argue that money enough for our needs,
is a goal towards which we all should proceed.
Beyond that is where we encounter our strife,
buying a lifestyle, at the cost of a life.