Just remember where you got it from,
You often hear them proudly say, as if it’s
Something of which to indeed be proud.
Otherwise, nothing is mentioned at all.
Nothing’s more gratifying, you hear, than
Returning to a school reunion where
Once popular, coveted people are quite
Fat, bald and haggard in appearance.
Are you so shallow, that you cannot be
Happy for those who had something
Special, once upon a time, even if they did
Lord it over you in mean-spirited ways?
Should you build your portfolio on chance?
At least successful traders can claim credit for
Quick intuition, even though timely splits may
Be as fortunate as you retaining your hair.
We are not the architects and therefore foolish
To praise those physical fortunes that currently
Receive applause from vultures looking to devour us.
Yet with the genome, perhaps my argument’s undone.
Connect-the-dot life in a made-to-order world,
Would you like to super-size your new global order?
A blue horse appears on the horizon, the broken seal
Births creatures of chaos intent on your utter destruction.
Many may run for the hills, leaving all behind,
While others still may broker deals of false salvation.
As for me, I want to retreat to the garden, and plant
Myself by the double-helix, just to keep an eye on things.
Causes Tom Wagner Supports
AMFA Foundation, Affordable Medicines For Africa-South Africa, World Vision