Poverty

The problem is tied
to the language.
Poverty. The poor.
What is this word—
Poor? Whether a lack
Of wealth or pow’r
Or experience
Or words to say,
What’s essentially
Lacking? And why
Is that “poor”? How could
Anything be
Lacking anyway?
Unravel the
Language and you will
Unravel the
Two truths: first, there is
No poverty,
But only you and
Humanity;
Then, all are still poor,
all crouch and slink—
Not at all for want
Of wealth or pow’r
Or experience
Or words to say—
No, all crouch and slink
For fear—not want!—
Of so much glory.

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