In another world,
laughter is currency
and the wealthiest people
are surrounded by giggling hearts
and gracious hands.
Capitalism is boogeyman
in night-time stories for children
so they can learn the lessons
of materialism and personal profit.
I am not saying their aren’t individuals
with too much and vaults of wealth,
but they understand giving-
to reach out and hold someone’s hand
without need of favors,
and to divide their chuckles
and share those with empty mouths.
The citizens practice the faith of kindness
without between lines tucked in lips,
and listen for the sway in hearts
that tremble out help.
They learn the language of acceptance
and lead each day with open arms
and unbiased minds
in another world.