Billionaire Poetics*

Lucas Burkett

I’m calling today
to raise awareness
about sad billionaires.

Did you know
a billionaire dies
every 82 years?


Start the conversation!
Don’t loot

a private museum
of lobster
caviar frittatas!

They’re saving it
for a special occasion!

Stay hungry! Stay foolish!
Stay inside your urinal.

Now bow your head
and beg
the Lord’s blessing.

*previously published in Clockwise Cat