Profit and loss

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.






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