Takes this guy a while to finish a poem, but what a result…


I finished the idea for this a year ago. And cleaned up the language to where it’s finally done.


The Art of Wealth Creation

• roads
• access to capital
• raw materials
• markets &
• labor

From the headwaters
carried along
roads fresh cut
from wilderness

the soil cap
bleeds out
in the first rains
after tree fall

The rest follows more
• plundering
• burning
• mining
• logging,
• tv &
• cultivation

NY 400
I see alchemy
in action
on the
petroleum tarmac
of the
center – periphery

mammalian beasts
struck down by passers-by
flesh, fur, blood
pressed, ground
into the road
red to brown to gold

here on the municipal, the micro — level
the immutable laws
of economics are reversed

capital-flows and resources, spread outward
to outlying communities
where wealth can be
properly cared-for and nurtured


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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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