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Perhaps the crash of twenty-nine
came from a trickling up the line
of laborers who sent their cash
to Wall Street, turning in their stash
from the mattress or the coffee tin.
Investing with the richest men
in hopes they'd pay back even more
was just a pipe-dream of the poor.
The proof was something of a joke:
only the rich did not go broke.
Charles Albert is a writer and small business owner living in San Jose, California. He has previously published poems and stories in a few small journals and websites, including the Rockhurst Review, Words on a Wire, and NSS. His latest chapbook, Essentialism, is now available at Amazon.com.