Their Scope Graces Friends

There’s an agent belonging to change
at this very establishment! I can’t
quite configure the software setup for it,
but I know there’s untapped potential.

If I bring it up to a shrewd individual,
I need to make sure that I trust them.

An idea is just an idea, but a business
is capitalism seeing potential to exploit
that idea for material gains.

And that is where a visionary
differs from a profiteer.

Can the argument be made that we’re both equal
when exploitation has the floor?
The person with the deepest checking account
gets the final say in development.

So they take what they think
makes the biggest improvement
in the lives of those they understand.

Their scope graces friends and immediate interests
satisfied with keeping it in their own back yards.

This is the plague of the ignorant people
whose parents made industry what it is today.
They live with their privilege taken for granted.


Author: Aidan Badinger I am a poet. I write poems. Titles and subjects and subsequent readership are all part of one fragmented figment of our universe, and it's nice that we take it so seriously. Hopefully the craft remains and grows stronger for our children.

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