by Tim Chiu
A prose poem about the mercenary greed inherent to human nature.
|Unbelievably poised at the ready,
And with a seemingly unfaltering, ageless wit,
The proud and ambitious mercenary
Stands precipitously on guard
For his or her monetary and worldly gains.
So aware of the considerable
Advantages and amenities
Of the noblest influences and most notable stature,
These human constructs of hope, watchfulness
And untiring dedication do mirror
Nature's heartiest, most instinctive specimens...
For every creature possesses
The universal need
For great comfort and immense gratification,
Achieved aggressively and impurely,
Through shady and unethical means.