Money just a means to our ends?
No. Is it not the essence of our being that
constitutes every hour spent, idea thought and goal desired?
It is now more than what it was intended
More than just a means to fill out stomach
Now it must fill our greed, our house, our materialistic lives
And with this filled, something is left empty
our creativity, our spirituality, our relationships
Some may argue that they are more than the cool green bill
But I will ask them this
when was the last time you worked for a passion, not a salary?
when was the last time you paid attention to someone, instead of paying them?
and when was the last time you stood against that piece of plastic, not begged at its feet?
The cool green makes the world go round
Inspired by Les Murray and his poem, “The Cool Green”