Time Is Money
To look at my desk one time and not see six
To live one full month without knowledge
or concern for my bank balance.
A no-bid contract to supply orange traffic barrels
to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
To collect the salary of the CEO of Exxon-Mobil
for the next four hours.
For GE to pay the federal taxes they avoided last year
The money Coca-Cola spent last year
to support tyrants in LatinAmerica.
A dollar for every Burger King Whopper
sold in America yesterday.
A dollar for every political whopper
told in America yesterday.
I want what Ferlinghetti, at the age of 94, is still waiting for,
a new rebirth of wonder in America
Or at the very latest tomorrow.