“There is a way, when the rich are too rich.”
Or so they used to say.
Ten generations have waxed and waned
since the Bastille was seized that fateful day.
The cause spread like a cold across the lands.
We live in a world these young men shaped
out of thin air—no more than a thought.
We found—in ourselves—a way to fight back.
But those who need nothing have time to spare.
Like a thief burying diamonds after a heist,
aristocrats clutch to their unearned spoils.
Pacification became their tool:
For an inch feels like a mile
when—all your life—you have stood still.
Is there a way, when the rich are too rich?
Out of thin air, the answer is clear.
3 May 2013
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