Tagged: greed

we will overdo

we will overdo
it – a fistful of raisins can
easily become

two, half a cup can turn into
a full cup – it’s not magic
.
20210630:1936
y

in one way

in one way
or another,
we are all tethered
to greedland,
eating it up
in the same
fashion, trying
to set ourselves
apart by how
cleanly we wipe
our chins
after the feast
.
20180123:2213
y

sooner or later,

sooner or later,
or for some time already,
we will find ourselves
in the same shoes, one
against the faceless
many who conjure
corporate legalese
that secures them
a place at the table –
in the board room,
we are all little men,
forgetting
and unforgetting
we do this to ourselves
.
20170411:0752
y

everything is so

everything is so
good that we have time to
wonder if they’re not

is the title of a
chapter within a lost
manuscript hidden in the
ashes centuries from
now when you, he,
she, and they are
incomprehensible as
anything outside of i
.
20170224:2329
y

for six months, Citi

for six months, Citi
has been sending me
embossed invitations to
increase my credit
limit, courtesy of
age and the dental
bills that accompany
a life of chewing none
too thoughtfully. with
a bit of wear and
tear, the texture
becomes quite
delicious, that familiar
corporate-identity-
blue (Pantone 288)
laced across the
buttercreamy envelope,
like icing on a cake –
my fingers are
just as dirty
.
20170123:2305
y

yesterday’s bite is

yesterday’s bite is
today’s festering – don’t bite off
more than you can chew
.
20150611:0807
y

if there is more to be

if there is more to be
had behind what has
been had, can you
carve out a little more
consideration, whip
up a second or third
layer of indulgence,
slice one more piece of
passion on a plate
for me – allow
greed to take over
.
20130530:1751
y

at what age does greed

at what age does greed
and ownership
become less
of a sign for
intelligence and
self-awareness
and more
a sign of
things to come
.
20121002:0929
y

for some, going

for some, going
chrome has the
sheen
of
going platinum
or going blonde –
you have to
watch yourself
carefully, to avoid
overdoing it. when
everything is
labeled precision-
crafted, it is easy
to get carried away
.
20120729:1105
y

they say you took a bonus

they say you took a bonus
.
they say you took a bonus
when the ship was sinking, yes –
as the ship sinks, and we have
had to throw some of our very
own overboard.

you say that was so
last year. you say it takes sea
legs to navigate these
treacherous accusations and
luckily you had the right
influence to
upgrade in advance.

they say you took a bonus
as we took the hit, yes –
and we have all been around
long enough to know that there’s
no justice when the shit hits the fan
.
20100202:2315
y