The Poor Get More Poor.

The Poor Get More Poor


richer citizens accumulate wealth increasingly

we bend the data to
show that the poor are
more well off than they
were last year but to
them they are more poor

magnates accrue wealth feverishly, capital
chases after capital, means rises

the poor get pay cuts
and pay more for rent
each year, the poor fall
down a deep, deep hole

calculating backward, wealthy citizens suffered
smaller wealth during medieval times
enduring these relative hardships bravely

poor folk fall to hell
as you can see when
you see them not data

elite financiers suffer intermittent decelerated
acceleration, likewise spending frequently outpaces
income causing turbulence while wealthy
investors ascend sleepily heavenward regardless

the poor get more poor


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