a point on perspective

Having many followers does not equate to being well connected
Just as having a million dollars does not guarantee you’ll be well respected
So try and focus on being educated
Not on paper but through action
For that’s what ultimately proves how dedicated
You are to a cause worthy of being celebrated


Eternal Impetus

Lord knows the young buck is no Jim Simons
So not quite the quant as such
Yet just as calculating in his approach

And he won’t stop
Even if he gets what he wants
The medallions, the funds
The freedom to express his creative arts


letting love lead

snoerkling with the seals
paddling with the penguins
diving with the dolphins
all the things we enjoy
yet in this moment
nothing brings more joy
or beats how it feels
to have you steer this tandem kayak
while I power it up
just like you direct the course
of our love


white collar black market

they talk of being woke
but at the same time turn a blind eye
while white collar ties to black market crimes in commercial enterprise
exacerbate the social plight
of those at the bottom of the economic divide

but what to expect when freedom is not necessary for the organism to survive
wisdom not part of the narrative of what makes civilisation thrive
when one needs no light to have a good night
and it’s convenient to believe the lies
isn’t that the tragedy of our times folk?


Her Heart

She understood empire building
And how to position herself at the centre like Lady Lugard
Nifty when pulling the strings and always true to her feelings
A real woman, no facade 


no heaven for a heathen

significance is predicated on the presence of substance
so in the absence of meaning there can be no essence
and when things manifest in our lives that seemingly don’t make sense or meet our expectations
perhaps it’s because we missed the connection between our thoughts, feelings and actions
the consequence of which is a life with no purpose


The Emperor of Excess

So masterful at facilitating a deal
You’d think Adnan Khashoggi was low key his idol for real
Always willing to take the risk, his credo was ‘whatever it takes’
Always wanting more, he could never settle for less
Charming as he was, he had a heart of steel
A true emperor of excess and what a shame, profligacy kills