Talk is Cheap and Money Speaks.
But there is far more to this
than meets the eye.
Our confident brains,
resting on the assertions of
Freud and Jung,
Believe that money is the only real accurate barometer
of our unconscious desires.
Those deep, dark 'sacred cows'—
you know, the price of being alive—
Is the only trustworthy measure that will
make the scales balance to Newton's satisfaction.
Try putting on a different set of glasses
and you will see much unrest
seething within your wallet.
…a cast of characters campaigning for
your financial fitness.
Echoes of the familial past and
It is not a polite exchanging of views,
nor a skillful melding of competing interests.
What transpires is ongoing guerilla warfare
between the various members of your
Internal Household as to
Who Gets The Green.
Have you ever wondered ~
why loans you've given bear unimaginable fruit, or
how your ‘must have’ item is now gathering dust as a
neglected artifact, or
that certain opportunities emerge stillborn ?
When things go beyond the talking phase,
you will see members of your household
GO A.W.O.L . >
TAKE UP ARMS > or
BECOME CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS >
And literally make money
disappear right out of your pocket,
because some part of you just couldn't be a party to a
All products of the ongoing civil war in
I have looked at various bills nestling in my wallet,
thinking it looked mysteriously meager,
Only to catch one president or another
snicker at me.
insulted because some other internalized player
had the nerve to doubt
this president's judgment.
When Money Speaks,
I am listening to a ‘surround sound’ clattering of
negotiating and filibustering until
I take charge as the
Speaker Of My House.