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Wednesday, August 24, 2011


by Bill Costley

In the coming Time of Resolve
cruel rules will run the world:
Only the least expensive get paid.
Only the most efficient survive.
Only the most productive prevail.
Cruel rules will permit us to survive
in this starkly inhumane world.
We will not be asked to believe;
we will only be told to behave.

Bill Costley has served on the Steering Committee of the San Francisco Bay area chapter of the National Writers Union. He lives in Santa Clara, CA.