Have you seen how the world works,
how it breaks down and cries?

Here today and gone tomorrow,
if not the day after

A penny saved is often stolen,
from those contributing their two cents

Too many happy feet among members
of the stomping crowd

So much glass sacrificed
at the Mass

Had the denizens of ancient Rome
possessed iPhones at the Forum...

Love thy neighbor as you love thyself
is unsound advice if Thy be self-loathing

so Love simply

cc: Chagall 2022