The invisible hand
of Adam Smith’s mind
balled into a fist
and punched
the poor
into smaller
and smaller
portions of
the nation’s map
even as
their numbers
grew in proportion
to the acquisition
of land
by the one percent
which collapsed
into the half percent
then quarter percent
and downward
until one
divided by
everyone else
equals none.

copyright © 2021 Kenneth P. Gurney

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