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THE LOGIC OF CAPITAL

Wed. Oct. 21, 2015

CLASS is pleased to share a poem by Professor Per Brask.

THE LOGIC OF CAPITAL

it’s like 
an acid
corroding
through layers
souring dignity
raising
rapacity
to a deity
refuting 
the divine
in you and me
worshipping
things and paper
we become
things to use
there is 
no other
game to play
if you want 
holidays
and pension plan
you’ll get 
paper cuts and
moral scars
unavoidable
when you are
playing
your part
off the grid
is an illusion
the nets
will find you
or you them
but we can have 
small pockets
of relief
on Shabbat
with people
we love and
taste 
the sweetness
that
could be
without
it