In elementary school
I learned about Newton and laws of inertia.
Momentum, they said, is most abundant
in the heaviest of objects,
such as a man, or
a van full of men, or
a planet full of men
Rocketing towards their self-assured self-destruction.
How will they be stopped?
In elementary school, as well as
physics, I learned of respect, values,
and their disconnect with the realm of God,
and I intrinsically understood
many other things
but not why some were rich
while some picked through garbage to feed
But even more conflicting to me-
was being the former.
It was not until after elementary school
however, that I would look about
and acknowledge the wealthy; proud
of all their shiny things, from profit
off the backs of the various individuals who
sell their labor
to buy shiny things.
They're all destroying the world,
but they know not and cannot stop,
for they have far too much momentum.