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We Should Probably Thank Those Damn Money Men

Photo by Zachary Kadolph on Unsplash

One Hundred Days of Gratitude. Thirty-two.

In this imperfect world we all die
in, someone has to pay

for art and almost everything
that takes real time to make
beautiful, they say

even artists have to eat and
have a place to stay
unfortunately.

So even though I wouldn’t stop anyone with an urge to chop
guillotine or eat the top, it seems like someone should thank
at least
some of the money monsters
at least
the ones with good taste
(that their bitter money definitely didn’t buy them)
that gave the passionate makers of more,
more time and more space and more grace
to do as every good god ever intended —

create.

So despite their blood money and the heavy hate
in mine for so many of them and their kin,
it would be something close to sin
not to say
I appreciate the way
(some of them sometimes)
spend.

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