Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bad Investment


The best government
that corruption can buy
will always turn out
to be a bad investment
in the long run,
but that doesn't stop
people from putting
their money down.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Two Lights


I live by two lights.

The first shows me that
I'm only one among many.

The second shows me that
the many are still only One.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Pair of Hells


Hell comes in pairs.

First is the hell we make
for those who aren't like us.

Second is the hell we make
for ourselves when
we caste others into hell.

The first is delicious.
The second is deadly.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Trust and Faith


Trust is backed
by experience.

Faith is backed
by expectation.

Trust looks forward.
Faith looks back.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

No Excuse


Poverty is no excuse
for irresponsibility --
whether the poverty of the poor
or the poverty of the rich.

We all feel better
when we contribute
to the whole.

When we take
more than we give,
our days grow darker.


Friday, October 24, 2014

The Hell We Create


No angry God.
No fiery pit.
No sinners dangling.

The only hell
is the hell we create
for one another.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Table of Ideas


Everybody has a place
at the table of ideas.

Even bad ideas
can spark better ones.

We're smarter in community
than we think we are.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Which Fears


It seems that
every century
adds three zeroes
to what it takes
to be wealthy.

Millionaires
to billionaires
to trillionaires.

The numbers
don't matter, though.
What matters are
the fears that drive
the accumulation.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In Service


We are all servants.

We may not always
see our servanthood,
but we are all servants.

Even masters are servants,
although it's harder for them
to recognize this.

The question isn't
whether we're servants,
but rather to whom or what
we give ourselves in service.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Neglected House


The greater the span
between rich and poor,
the thinner the floor
on which the wealthy play.

Like a neglected house,
collapse becomes inevitable.