Tuesday

Dire Straits


Dire Straits: Money for Nothing (1985)

How many of us
are servicing a debt
instead of piling up
possessions?
Who do they belong to?
Well, the bank
I guess

Every month the rent must
come out
bills expenses petrol
just enough to cover that
Not quite
No margin for
disaster

Doctor’s visits?
Dentists?
What a laugh!
They don’t come into
our computations
Then the interest rates
go up

Nights
spent calculating
how to live
on nothing
Never spend a dollar
instead
go on a spree

of caf├ęs
bookshops
treats
stupid crap-headed
investments
Life ground
in the straits

between the two




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