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Lost_Pleiad_(1884)_WA Bougereau

Demand is high, supply unsure, three kin
of Mercantilia stimulating pulse
and drive, you feel alive, a need to buy
or interject, you’ve wrecked before, again,
so what? The knee jerk of a mad impulse
restores the balance to—but wait! Just try
this once not acting or to think in haste
and watch who comes, who’s curious at what
you’ve done. The fulcrum, fourth of seven, seeks
to leverage thought to higher ground, not waste
through argument what’s done before—no but,
just more and both. Reduce from years to weeks
the evidence of commerce practiced clean
by living the abundant Golden Mean.


(After a pause of not too long, the final three
sisters of Mercantilia will make themselves known.)

© Elaine Stirling, 2013
Painting of “The Lost Pleiad” by
William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1884)