Shallow hearts, their thoughts the same;
Materialism ruled, their turpid game.
Controlling schemes, struggling brew;
Sordid stalk, polluted drool.
Pocketed plateaus, beggars strife –
Sounded bargains, wields the knife.
Cathartic sounding, prevaricator pool;
Abject wave, satirical crew.
Fabricated floundering, faultless frame –
Released grip; douses flame.
©2019 Dawn Marie DiMartino