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Tuesday, July 26, 2011


by William Aarnes

We thrive when regulations are relaxed;
Ventures with few loopholes are overtaxed.

Wealth’s purpose is to keep the wealthy wealthy;
To question that is fiscally unhealthy.

So paying debts by raising revenue
Is not the thing right thinking people do.

The only obligation we must honor
Is to ourselves.  Quibble and you’re a goner.

William Aarnes' poems have appeared previously at The New Verse News.  Other recent work has appeared in Red River Review, Curbside Quotidian, Prime Number, and Ascent.