Architects of Decadence

He had no other option
But to do what was necessary
In order that he did not end up one of the many at the mercy of the capitalists’ propensity for manipulation

When they fix the rate of labour low
While circling the bounds of ethical law
To reap almost all the benefit from production
Laying claim to the energies of everyone involved
And in exchange providing minimum compensation
To the desperate masses who are often in denial

When they hoard the bulk of the bounty offshore like the Ricardo Master Fund
Low balling…

When the architects of decadence are in action


Heath Muchena, 2017


Grand Purpose

Concerning their coming to a consensus
It has become obvious
That each individual is quite convinced what they have in their mind is true

But are they equally certain the other has the same thing in mind?
Or that either has the proper understanding of the terms and are not of different interpretations?

Such are the challenges language gives rise to
Still, what either man experiences
That is, when they are aware or they feel
Will naturally be conveyed through language
Since it is impossible to be aware or to feel
Without knowing that you are aware or you feel

So then, when they use superfluous language
Instead of expressing pure facts which consciousness discerns
How can they even hope to recognise their own thoughts and beliefs…
If exposed to worldly ambiguities without ever searching inside the depths of soul for true insight?

Are not the unbiased beliefs of a people what make up an honest language?

The sayings of those without special interests or peculiar desire for influence, doctrine or grand purpose…
Do they not have the highest resonance?

Plain, simple terms


Heath Muchena, 2017

Zora, Forever.

Too busy living
I missed the news of your engagement
Just so happened this weekend
Finally got round to checking your Instagram
Only to find out that you had a ring on that special finger
On your left hand

Have to admit
Had me in my feelings for a moment
As I started reminiscing
Thinking what if things had been different

But I take responsibility for what happened
And your lover was lucky to find a diamond in the open
Since our relationship had ended
All because I wasn’t ready for commitment

And even though I lost you princess
I wish you nothing but love, happiness and infinite blessings


Heath Muchena, 2017

The Pascha Parental Pep Talk

You’re blessed with the brains to build a bulge bracket bank if you want to, so quit mocking the almighty with that pitiful attitude and be thankful for the genius in your blood. Never doubt yourself again. Boy, you better remember your name!

You believe in me more than I believe in myself sometimes, ma’am. I won’t let you down, I swear. I’ll break new barriers and even surpass Tidjane Thiam because I’m mind, body and soul deep in this game. They’ll sure remember our name!

Now, that’s more like my son!



Heath Muchena, 2017

Looking Easterly

History’s part in the creation, perpetuation and influence over the interpretation of symbols is somewhat of an inconvenient but necessary phenomenon, for the simple reason that without it, so many curiosities would be misplaced.


Heath Muchena, 2017

Mint Channel iii

more than anything in the world
I want money
gold, currency, salt
more than Mansa Musa of Mali

don’t you see? the demand for money
can only be limited by your means as the purchaser
and there’ll always be present a desire in the consumer
for as much money as can be got
contrary to the demand for other things which is always limited

and yet, consumption remains the great end and goal of all human effort, no?

consumption yes
but the creation of capital too
you see, profits don’t always rise with progress
in fact, they often don’t
and if you apply thought to reality you’d discover
that land property which we peg at a level
in order to measure wealth
is originally a gift of nature
belonging to no one man
but capital however, is the product of human effort

ah, and a great possession indeed!


Heath Muchena, 2017

dress: the sine qua non of sex appeal

when he met her
she had on a beautiful isabelline dress
heels that matched it
and a icterine purse

and every moment he spent with her from that point on…
made his heart warm
igniting a passionate flair for all things associated with romance

and with each type he’d discover and appreciate something unique
about her pretty form
as if witnessing matter assume the finest properties
made possible by a perfect rearrangement of wool, cotton, silk or other particles
peculiarly woven into stylish cloths
to adorn her godly figure

giving her a gorgeous appearance
and gracious look
so attractive and adorable she was his ultimate temptation
the one to finally inspire him to tie the knot
just so that everyday he could watch her take the garments off


Heath Muchena, 2017