In His Hands

canola seed

 

O minuscule Emperor,

driver of economies

and master of markets, Bull

and Bear are nought to your sway.

.

Builder of hearth, home, kingdoms,

governments topple and rise

to your tune, Dow Jones dances

when you pay the Piper to

play your ditties on Wall Street.

.

What power lies in this globe

of darkness? What strange strings pull

perpetual puppets, men

of finance bobbing rhythmic

in this obsequious two-

step? Black gold, global guru,

toss the dice and fuel our

hunger for domination.

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You wouldn’t think that these unassuming black orbs could wield such power, would you? ¬†And yet, Western Canada’s Canola crop represents over $12 billion in our national economy. Now THAT is one powerful little seed….

Her Spines as She Sways

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Her

spines

as she sways

to her own rhythm

hold a deadly, beautiful poison

for all who may incautiously approach;

mesmerized, her victims enter

to taste of her wares,

not sensing

death’s

grip.