Thursday, 15 August 2013

The Broken Economic Clock

A found poem for Jody Elliss

I couldn’t leave it alone when I
found it lying on the
investor’s floor

An economic clock
broken like pieces of bread,
shared amongst the poor.

Big men trip over commodity prices,
trade tigers all over the globe
rising, rising
their overseas

tighter and tighter
without interest

falling backwards
head over heels.

Unemployment increases
in the mean time
between the rise
and the fall

and the clock
all over

© Martha Landman

The Global Economy

Martha Landman is addicted to words in any form and loves to play with them.