Stalemate grinds us down.
Pointless hatred spans the gulf between us.
Can we smash down the walls we created
And instead work together?
I have too much to lose,
How can I back down
After going so far, to the brink?
What will the investors say?
Weapons are bought and sold
The commodification of death.
Why are we wasting precious time
When there is so much more to life?
The market knows best.
Competition is embedded into
The warp and weft of capitalism.
We have to fight to survive.
There is another way
Not wasteful profiteering
But dialogue, co-operation
Community and sharing.
But where is the profit in that?
The bang for my buck,
The return on my investment?
A chance to make a quick killing.
Take the profit motive away,
Or we will both drown
Clinging to each other in the death spiral
Of mutually assured destruction.