Thursday, 11 January 2018

The Trickle

How much is more?

Well, when the squirrel feels

The cold tickle and gathers

Its acorns, how many oaks he needs?

When the farmed razorback feeds in

Its trough, it knows what is surfeit

But humans keep, it’s perfect,

Whether to invest or not

Withdrawing passive income

No pain for gain

Because work is access

Work is inside

I’m rarely in a pickle

Work is impassive

Work is self


So, as to the trickle,

The trick is in the trickle

Commitment to investment

Is fickle, as I will

Decide, if or when,

I will free a nickel

Or remain impassive

My wealth behind closed doors.

© Michel Steven Krug

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Michel Krug graduated from the Writing Seminars at the Johns Hopkins University. He writes poetry, literary fiction, is a former print journalist and now practices law in St. Paul, MN.