The Wizard's Work
by Rachel Hoyt
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How it works is we
Do some magic math to show
That which our dreams already know -
We're fabulous and gaining ground,
Profits secure, salaries sound.
There's been a slight
Trickle down delay in effect.
Our bonuses and stock shares reflect
All the same woes as those who wail
And our losses top the money scale.
Any One could go
Move to greener pastures for
That salary if you ignore
Their wizardly worth
For giving ideas girth.
We could conjure
A less selfish structure,
But the current culture would rupture.
Then how would jealousy motivate?
(Our potions for that aren't as great.)
© 2013 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.
Activist investors are working to cut back
the wizard's pay and get "ours" back on track.
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